China calls ‘Line Of Duty’ as sixth season goes global

Line Of Duty

Chinese streamer Pumpkin Film and Spain’s Movistar are among companies to have picked up rights to the sixth season of hit cop drama Line Of Duty.

The show, which is sold by ITV Studios (ITVS), was recently acquired by BritBox in North America and is now also heading to TVNZ in New Zealand and KT Corp in South Korea.

European pubcasters DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden and Finland’s YLE have also bagged the sixth run, along with VRT in Belgium, NPO in the Netherlands and LTV in Latvia.

The show’s sixth season, which is written by Jed Mercurio and produced by ITV Studios-owned World Productions, secured a record-breaking run on the BBC, with its finale consolidating on 16 million viewers after seven days in the UK.

BritBox, the ITVS and BBC Studios-owned streamer, holds premiere rights in the US and in Canada, while the Australian streamer has also picked up rights.

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