The CW, Globo & Movistar Plus buy BBCS docs

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US network The CW, Globo in Brazil and Spain’s Movistar Plus+ are among buyers of documentaries from BBC Studios, as the distributor’s virtual Showcase event wraps its week-long run.

A Life In Ten Pictures, which re-examines the lives of six famous faces from the recent past through the photographs that have come to define them, is produced by BBCS’s Documentary Unit and has been acquired by Globo, Movistar Plus+, the ABC in Australia and Sky Deutschland.

New Zealand’s Sky TV, CBC Documentary Channel and GEM in Canada, Sky Italia, MNET and ShowMax across Sub – Saharan Africa, and Denmark’s DR have also picked up the doc.

Other doc sales include Rogan Productions’ Freddie Mercury: The Final Act selling to The CW in the US and Cosmote TV in Greece.

The ABC in Oz, Arte in France, TV4 in Sweden and Belgium’s VRT are among a raft of other buyers, while Curious Films’ Reclaiming Amy has sold to the US and Canada through BBC Select.

Globo and SBS in Oz have also struck deals, along with Canal+ in France, ZDF in Germany and VRT in Belgium.

Louise McNab, director of content sales at BBCS, said: “Appetite for authentic and engaging factual content is growing year on year, we’re seeing in particular a trend for premium documentaries which are reassessing modern history through well-known figures.”

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