Sales round-up: TVF Int’l strikes ANZ deals; 9 Story sells to Amazon & Roku

F*ck Berlin (Source: TVF International)

TVF Int’l strikes ANZ deals

ABC and SBS are among Australian and New Zealand broadcasters to pick up factual content in a slew of deals struck by distributor TVF International.

Australian pubcaster ABC secured Prosecuting Evil (1 x 83-minutes), as feature documentary from Melbar Entertainment Group, which explores the life of the last surviving Nuremberg trial prosecutor, Ben Ferencz.

BBC Studios licensed Foxtrot Films’ Royal Paintbox (1 x 51-minutes) and Queen Victoria’s Letters: A Monarch Unveiled (2 x 60-minutes).

SBS acquired a range of titles, including ZDF/Arte documentary Marlon Brando: In Paradise (1 x 52-minutes), which was also acquired by Sky New Zealand.

SBS also picked up The Exiles: Secretly Deported (2 x 48-minutes) and the latest season of music and travel series, Music Voyager (60 x 30-minutes), while SBS Viceland took sex and relationships series, F*ck Berlin (4 x 30-minutes). Other SBS acquisitions included Paula Mcintyre’s USA and Taiwan Bites.

Elsewhere, BritBox acquired returning franchise Martin Compston’s Norwegian Fling (6 x 30-minutes),

In New Zealand, TVNZ picked up Bowled Over Media’s Good Grief (1 x 47-minutes), while Country TV also snapped up Trail Towns: New Zealand (6 x 30-minutes) and Beer Country (6 x 30-minutes).

Sky NZ licensed ZanyBros’ K-Pop doc Mamamoo: Where Are We Now? (4 x 25-minutes) which will run on Sky Arts and Neon in the territory, and was also licensed by SBS. Sky also picked up Will’s Book: Shakespeare’s First Folio (1 x 60-minutes),China on Stage (4 x 45 / 6 x 30-minutes), and architecture and design series, Slumbering Concrete (4 x 52-minutes).

9 Story sells to Amazon & Roku

Kidoodle, Amazon Prime Video, Roku, Xumo, and Mediacorp’s meWatch platform in Singapore have picked up kids’ content from 9 Story Distribution International.

Titles include Let’s Game (100 x 5-minutes), Challenge DanTDM (10 x 10-minutes), Atom Town (26 x 5-minutes), and Hero Inside (20 x 13-minutes).

Challenge DanTDM and Let’s Game, both from MonRae Productions, are currently available on Kidoodle in the US and Canada and Let’s Game will soon launch on meWatch in Singapore.

“AVOD distribution continues to be a pivotal part of our growth strategy,” said Elianne Friend, VP, digital & distribution for 9 Story. “We are excited to expand our reach and make our robust library of family-friendly programming more accessible than ever for kids everywhere.”

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