Japan’s NHK and Korea’s EBS are among broadcasters to have picked up shows from distributor Espresso Media International.
Public service broadcaster NHK has picked up Finite: The Climate of Change, a special that documents an unlikely alliance between German activists fighting to save an ancient forest, and a rural English community protecting their homes from a new opencast coal mine.
Meanwhile, EBS has taken social issues documentary The Funeral Director, which follows a pioneering funeral director and draws back the veil on the little-discussed industry. The show was originally commissioned for RTE in Ireland and has alreayd been picked up by Netflix in Europe.
Other deals struck ahead of ATF TV Forum, which starts on Wednesday, include Taiwan’s PTS+ streaming platform licensing space documentary Zero Gravity.
PTS has also re-licensed My Beautiful Stutter and End Of The Line, the latter of which also is available on NBCUniversal streamer Peacock.