News round-up: Can’t Stop claims ‘Let’s Make A Deal’; Media Pioneers welcome ‘Boris & Rufus’; Vuulr expands

Let’s Make A Deal

Can’t Stop claims Let’s Make A Deal

US-based Marcus/Glass Productions has struck a deal with distributor Can’t Stop Media that will see the UK firm selling gameshow format Let’s Make A Deal.

The pact will see Can’t Stop selling rights exclusively in all global territories excluding the US, Germany and Canada.

It comes after Marcus/Glass Productions – launched earlier this year by TV host Marcus Lemonis and producer Nancy Glass – acquired rights to the catalogue of Hatos-Hall Productions’ gameshows.

The show airs in the US on CBS, ProSiebenSat.1 in Germany and Rogers in Canada, but Can’t Stop’s Matthieu Porte said it had been “under-exploited outside the US since the mid 2000s.”

Boris & Rufus

Media Pioneers welcome Boris & Rufus

London-based distributor The Media Pioneers (TMP) has acquired sales rights to the first two seasons of Disney-commissioned Boris & Rufus.

The Brazilian comedy animation series, from Pacotinho Filmes and Belli Studio, will be sold across EMEA and Asia by TMP.

The show recently sold to Kartoon Channel! in North America and UYoung in China, after deals were struck with Pacotinho.

Vuulr pacts with What’sOn

Online rights portal Vuulr has linked up with software firm Mediagenix, which is behind the What’sOn media management platform, to expand both companies’ reach.

The deal will allow What’sOn clients to directly publish their content to the Vuulr platform, with both content metadata and avails automatically synced between the two services.

Content will be listed on Vuulr’s marketplace and on the Mediagenix-branded marketplace, while What’sOn clients will also be provided with a white labeled version of the Vuulr platform to show their content.

Vuulr CEO Ian McKee said the deal would allow his company “to provide media companies with an integrated and frictionless way to monetise all the available rights across their entire catalogue.”


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