Sales round-up: Prime Entertainment takes strikes European sales for docs, Mediapro closes deals for ‘Forever or Never’ format

Prime Entertainment Group has closed a package deal with Belgian media group RTBF for five hours of documentary programmes and inked a deal with Swiss broadcaster SRF for its newly produced series Photographer.

RTBF will air the docs on its channel La Trois, which serves French speaking Belgium.

The includes the documentaries Groove Cruise (1×52-minutes), Scorching Summer in Odessa (1×52-minutes), Albania: Forbidden Paradise (1×52-minutes), Oakland’s Juvenile Squad (1×52-minutes) and Cape Town, the Anti-gang Squad.

Meanwhile, SRF will air 10×26-minute documentary series Photographer this March.

The series features some of the best photographers of our times. In each episode viewers meet a photographer at work, behind the scenes of a professional photo shoot where they open-up about their life, the most important moments of their career and the great stories that lie behind some of their most famous and iconic works.

“We are very glad to work with SFR again, they have been great partners for the last couple of years especially for our actors and director’s series. This time they go again for one of our new productions, a great series of photographer’s portraits that I proudly directed. It is a true honor to have this one premiering in Switzerland on the SRF tv channels and to see that they keep coming to us for the high-quality programs that they need,” said David Freydt, Prime’s managing director.

Mediapro sells ‘Forever Or Never’, ‘Never Far Away’ globally

Mediapro and Phileas Productions have closed deals with several countries for entertainment formats Forever or Never and Never Far Away.

Co-distributed by Phileas Productions and Imagina International Sales, Forever or Never has been sold to 44 Blue Productions, a Red Arrow Studios company in the US, Ah Production in France and Talpa, Middle East.

The dating format takes participants to the future to decide their present. Candidates will have the opportunity to see into the future and meet their potential life partners not just as they are now, but as they could be at three times their age.

Never Far Away is co-distributed by Phileas Productions and Imagina International Sales. It has been sold to Satisfaction in France.

“We’re excited to be bringing the fun and very relatable format Forever or Never to the US market,” said Dan Snook, SVP of development at 44 Blue Productions. “In today’s swipe till you like dating culture, taking a second to slow down and have older generations involved brings a lot of laughs to something everyone can relate to.”

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