BBC Studios unveils scripted sales & ‘Mammals’ deals ahead of London TV Screenings

Mammals (Source: BBC Studios)

BBC Studios has kicked off its 48th annual Showcase event by revealing a raft of scripted sales, as well as pre-sales for its upcoming blue chip wildlife show, Mammals.

ZDF in Germany, Italy’s Mediaset, Sky in New Zealand, BritBox across the Nordics, Star Crime in Portugal and Cosmo and Atreseries in Spain have all picked up Beyond Paradise, the spin-off from Red Planet Pictures’ Death In Paradise.

It was co-commissioned by the BBC and BritBox International, with sales now completed in more than 40 countries.

Beyond Paradise (Source: BBC Studios)

Other scripted deals have seen the series remake of kitchen drama Boiling Point sold to Africa (M-NET and ShowMax), Cyprus (CyBC), France (Canal+), Finland (YLE), Greece (Cinobo), New Zealand (TVNZ) and the Netherlands (NPO).

Crime drama Blue Lights, from Gallagher Films and Two Cities Television, is also heading to Showmax in Africa, as well as SBS in Australia, BBC First in Canada, DR in Denmark, Polar+ in France, YLE in Finland and Warner Bros Discovery ANZ in New Zealand, amongst others.

The Famous Five has sold into Australia (Stan), France (TF1) and Korea (KT), with other deals including a pick-up by BBC First for the Netherlands and Belgium.

BBCS’s scripted slate for Showcase includes The Jetty, Kidnapped: The Chloe Ayling Story, Douglas Is Cancelled and Spent.

BBC’s Mammals series travels to Spain, Japan

The distribution giant has also struck pre-sale deals for Mammals, its new series from BBCS’s renowned Natural History Unit.

The six-part series, which has been co-produced by BBC America, ZDF, Youku and France Télévisions, has struck deals in Denmark (DR), Estonia (ERR), Japan (NHK), Norway (NRK), Spain (Movistar Plus+) and Sweden (SVT).

David Attenborough (Source: BBC Studios)

Mammals will also be available on the BBC Nordic channel and on the BBC Earth channel in: Asia, Canada, Croatia, Greece, Hungary, Macedonia, MENA, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain and Turkey.

It will also become available via Sony BBC Earth in India, BBC Earth SVOD in Taiwan and BBC Player in Malaysia, Singapore and Taiwan.

Also being presented at Showcase 2024 from BBC Studios Natural History Unit and co-produced by BBC America, is Asia (7 x 60 minutes), which explores deserts, jungles, polar landscapes and tropical seas.

Other factual titles on the Showcase slate include The Space Shuttle That Fell to Earth, Julius Caesar: The Making Of A Dictator and Solar System.

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