Round-up: Israeli nets snag TVF shows; Stingray launches FAST channels; Parade sells 555 hours

Deciphering Japan

Israeli nets snag TVF shows

Israeli networks including YES Docu have picked up a raft of shows from factual distributor TVF International.

YES Docu has acquired BBC Studio’s Keith Haring: Street Art Boy (1 x 59-minutes), which explores the celebrated street artist’s life in 1980s New York, and access doc David Foster: Off The Record (1 x 89 minutes), which premiered at TIFF and is available on Netflix in English-speaking territories.

Pubcaster Kan has licensed the four-part travelogue Deciphering Japan, while Slutzky Communications has acquired rights to Burning Bright’s Me And My Penis (1 x 48 minutes), which was commissioned by the UK’s Channel 4.

Int’l nets pounce on Parade programmes

Broadcasters around the world have inked a cumulative 555 hours of unscripted content deals with UK-based distributor Parade Media, including territories in APAC, EMEA, Lat Am and North America.

Among the many deals in EMEA is a 61-hour package for Canal Plus Poland, featuring Good Chef Bad Chef, For The Love Of Bread and others, while AMC Hungary took eight new documentaries from UK prodco Entertain Me, including Hitler’s Fatal Mistake: The Fall Of The Third Reich.

SIC Portugal took several titles for Lat Am, including The Diana Conspiracy: What Happened In Paris?. Others deals were struck with Kitchen 24 in the Netherlands, RAI in Italy, SBS in Belgium and Czech TV.

Parade also agreed sales with New Zealand’s TVNZ for shows including The Royals Revealed, while SBS in Australia took shows including Behind Bars: The World’s Toughest Prisons.

In Asia, Discovery took a 32-hour culinary title package and in China CCTV was among those to pick up wildlife series.

US OTT platform Tastemade also picked up a number of titles, while in Canada, both CBC and True Royalty acquired The Royals Revealed.

Stingray launches FAST channels

Montreal-based streamer Stingray has expanded its reach after striking distribution deals for a raft of its free, ad-supported TV (FAST) channels and SVOD services.

The agreements have been struck with 13 OTT providers: Alteox (Luxembourg), Amazon Prime Video Channels (Italy, Spain and Netherlands), ChannelBox (United Kingdom), Maskatel (Canada), Pluto TV (Latin America and United States), Pzaz (Global), Rakuten TV (Europe), Redbox (United States), Rostelecom (Russia), Ruutu (Finland), Samsung TV Plus (Brazil, Mexico, Netherlands and Sweden) Totalplay (Mexico) and Zeasn (Austria and Germany).

The agreements will see FAST channels and SVOD streamers including Qello Concerts by Stingray, Stingray Karaoke, Stingray Classica and Stingray Naturescape expanding their reach.

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