ATF round-up: Bomanbridge to sell Red Arrow series & formats; KBS buys from Abacus; WBD bags Blue Ant’s ‘Order Up!’

Married At First Sight (Source: Red Arrow)

Red Arrow lands Bomanbridge pact

Red Arrow Studios International and Bomanbridge Media have signed an exclusive agreement that will see the Singapore-headquartered company represent Red Arrow’s formats and finished programmes across Southeast Asia, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

In mainland China, Bomanbridge will represent Red Arrow’s formats.

The agreement is laready in effect at ATF, which started today and runs until 8 December in Singapore.

Red Arrow’s catalogue ranges from relationship format Married At First Sight and English-language dramas Vienna Blood to factual content The Weekly: Special Edition and numerous TV movies.

Key titles for ATF from Red Arrow include mystery drama The Gone and Plan B, a high-concept psychological drama about a man on a desperate and relentless quest to save his relationship using time travel.

KBS, Now TV buy Abacus shows

South Korea’s KBS Media and Now TV in Hong Kong are among buyers of shows from Abacus Media Rights, ahead of ATF, which started today.

Abacus has sold more than 70 hours of scripted and unscripted programming broadcasters across Asia, with Now TV taking seven factual series including Stephen Fry: Willem And Frieda – Defying the Nazis, as well as scripted thriller Line Of Duty.

KBS Media has picked up Ningaloo Nyinggulu from Artemis Productions, while China’s Bilibili has snagged The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft directed by filmmaker Werner Herzog.

Also in China, Lean In Media has acquired factual titles including Yellowstone Supervolcano and Icemen: 200 Years In Antarctica, while TrueVisions in Thailand has picked up The Bizarre Pet Vets and Million Dollar Buffet.

Still Road Media’s co-founder and CEO, Pooja Nirmal Kant, brokered the deals on behalf of AMR.

WBD bags Blue Ant’s Order Up

Warner Bros. Discovery has picked up Hudson Yang’s food show Order Up! from Blue Ant Media.

The show is produced by Blue Ant’s Beach House Pictures and will air on Asian Food Network in Southeast Asia, Taiwan and Hong Kong.

WBD has also licensed more than 30 hours of shows for its services in India following deals with Blue Ant, which opened a new Asia Pacific office in Australia earlier this year, led by former BBC Studios exec Jon Penn.

The India deals include pick-ups of Chasing The Rains and Africa’s Wild Year, while KBS has added natural history titles including Woodpeckers: The Hole Story and TrueVisions in Thailand has acquired Ice Vikings.

Singapore’s Mediacorp has bought Uptown Otters and World’s Deadliest Weather, while SBS in Australia will air over 60 hours of content including Order Up! and Scotland’s Scenic Railways.

Foxtel Group has picked up more than 75 hours of programming including Born To Be King and TVNZ will air Casey Anthony: Where the Truth Lies, with New Zealand’s national indigenous broadcaster Whakaata Māori has licensed more than 55 hours of programming including Into the Blue: The Wonders Of The Coral Triangle.

Foxtels buys GRB Media crime show

Foxtel Group in Australia has acquired On the Case from GRB Media Ranch.

The deal sees Foxtel picking up the 11th season, having previously aired all 10 previous seasons since 2012.

On The Case explores real-life murder mysteries through in-depth interviews with those closest to the case and examines the forensic evidence that helped unravel the mystery. It is produced for Discovery Networks.

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