Abacus Media Rights


News round-up: CBC’s ‘Trickster’ travels in global pre-sales; Korean animation festival launches; RTL-TVI adapts Lecter’s retro ‘Greetings From’ format

CBC’s ‘Trickster’ travels in global pre-sales Sky in the UK, NITV and SBS On Demand in Australia, Globoplay in Brazil and KinoPoisk in Russia have all acquired the CBC original series Trickster ahead of its October premiere in Canada, following deals with Abacus Media Rights. The 6 x 60-minute series is produced by Sienna Films […]

Raft of global pre-sales for Cambridge Analytica scandal exposé

Broadcasters and streamers across the world have picked up the Metrotone Media-produced documentary People You May Know, following a raft of pre-sale deals with Abacus Media Rights. AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now US, UK & Canada, Fusion US, ZDF Germany, HistoireTV France, DR Denmark, NRK Norway, Channel 8 Israel, DIRECTV Latin America, Globoplay Brazil, iwonder Australia […]

News round-up: ‘Block Out’ format sells to Spain and Netherlands; Abacus gain global rights to Andrew Sadek doc; Blue Ant shifts 320 factual hours worldwide; and more…

RTVE and Avrotros buy ‘Block Out’ format RTVE in Spain and Avrotros in the Netherlands have both commissioned local versions of Red Arrow Studios International’s gameshow format Block Out. Originally created by Japan-based Nippon TV and Red Arrow Studios, Block Out made its debut in Thailand on Channel 7 and has also been sold to […]

TBI Special Report Four: Learning from lockdown

Covid-19’s impact on the TV business has been immense, but not all the ramifications are negative. Richard Middleton and Mark Layton find out how content creation and delivery might look after lockdown. Just when the world’s content industry will return to some sort of business as usual is, at this stage, anybody’s guess. Speak to […]

Exclusive: How Abacus Media made it to market despite Covid-19

It has been a tumultuous few months for ex-Kew Media Distribution chief Jonathan Ford, but that is not stopping him from looking to make “big commitments” in programming via his newly minted sales and financing firm Abacus Media Rights (AMR). Ford launched AMR last week with backing from Amcomri Media Group and he tells TBI […]

Former Kew Media exec Ford launches distribution firm Abacus

Jonathan Ford, former EVP of sales at Kew Media Distribution, has launched Abacus Media Rights (AMR) in partnership with Amcomri Media Group. Ford will act as MD for the new distribution company and will be joined on the AMR board by Amcomri’s chairman Paul McGowan, its director Larry Howard and 101 Films MD Andy Lyon. […]