MHz Networks buys French drama

US channel MHz Networks has begun broadcasting French World War II drama series The Line, after striking an acquisition deal for all six seasons (72x52mins) with 100% Distribution.

Season one began airing on MHz’s IPTV service MHz Worldview Live with subtitles on April 26th in a 9.30pm slot under the title of A French Village.

MHz also plans to make the entire series available on its new SVOD service, MHz Choice.

For Virginia-based non-commercial network MHz, the deal is its latest non-English-speaking drama acquisition. The network recently bought German drama Weissensee from Bavarian vendor Global Screen.

The Line comes from Tetra Media and Terego for France 3. It chronicles daily life in occupied France from 1940 to 1945.

France-based 100% Distribution has sold the show into 25 territories to major FTA and pay TV broadcasters including YLE in Finland, SVT in Sweden, Globosat in Brazil, A+ (pan-regional Africa).

Sony Pictures Television Germany also picked up rights, while non-linear deals have been inked with in Australia and Canada, and with Netflix in France.

The show will end after its seventh season, which is currently in development.

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