Rock Entertainment & China’s Pumpkin Film strike deals for ‘Line Of Duty’, ‘Masked Dancer’

Line Of Duty

Asian general entertainment channel Rock Entertainment and Pumpkin Film in China have picked up a slew of programming including BBC crime drama Line Of Duty and ITV competition format The Masked Dancer.

Rock Entertainment struck a deal for seven shows with UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights, including Clapperboard Studios’ 4 x 60-minute mystery thriller Deadline, about a journalist who falls in love with a femme fatale, accused of a brutal murder, who he is profiling for his newspaper.

The channel has also acquired Media Musketeers’ 6 x 60-minute sci-fi horror Pulse, set in Johannesburg and following a group of video game designers trying to survive without the technology that defines their way of life.

Other productions heading to Rock Entertainment include British monarchy-focused titles H.M. The Queen: A Remarkable Life, a 1 x 50-minute doc from Odyssey Television and Imagicians Television; Factual Fiction’s 1 x 60-minute Philip: Prince, Husband, Father and Odyssey Television, Imagicians Television and Infinity Television’s 1 x 50-minute Queen Elizabeth: A Lifetime Of Service.

It has also picked up the 4 x 60-minute Titans Of Tech, a documentary strand about the lives of Elon Musk, Bill Gates, Jeff Bezos, and Mark Zuckerberg and seasons one and two of the UK version of competition format The Masked Dancer, totaling 15 x 90-minute episodes.

Produced by Bandicoot Scotland, the show features mystery celebrities performing unique dances whilst covered from head-to-toe in extravagant, colourful and elaborate costumes and masks, leaving audiences and a star panel to guess their identities.

Meanwhile, Pumpkin Film in China has acquired seasons one to five of Line Of Duty, the police drama produced by World Productions and written by Jed Mercurio, set in the fictional police anti-corruption unit AC-12 which takes a probing look into modern policing and corruption.

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