Factual round-up: Latest deals for D360, Global Screen, BritBox & RTÉ

M6, Rai 5 snap up D360 shows French broadcaster M6 has picked up There’s Something You Should Know from sales firm Distribution360. The 6 x 30-minute series follows suitors as they choose matches from telephone conversations, only for the matches to reveal a physical disability ahead of meeting. The series aims to demystify stereotypes and […]

Distribution360 moves into scripted with inter-connected family show launch

Canada’s Distribution360 has moved into scripted distribution, with family series The Parker Andersons/Amelia Parker spearheading its latest kids and family slate. The 20 x 30-minute concept series is presented as two inter-connected sitcoms, with The Parker Andersons segment focusing on widower Tony Parker and his move from the UK to Chicago, while Amelia Parker follows […]

Kids round-up: Distribution360 sells into Asia; eOne strikes ‘Cupcake & Dino’ deals; WildBrain spark hires Bennett

Distribution360 strikes raft of Asia deals Distribution360 has secured several deals across territories in Asia for its kids’ programming. KTH in South Korea has acquired 504 episodes of Skyship Entertainment content, which includes Super Simple Songs, Finley’s Factory, The Bumble Nums and Treetop Family. D360 has also placed four titles with specialist kids channel Da […]

Breakthrough exec transfers to D360

Breakthrough Entertainment’s Jodi Mackie is moving to another Toronto-based sales house, Distribution360 (D360). Mackie has joined the distributor as director of sales and acquisitions after ten years with Lucy Maud Montgomery’s Anne of Green Gables vendor Breakthrough. At D360, she will work across the company catalogue, which comprises kids, family and unscripted. She debuts at […]

MIPCOM slates – Passion, D360 & Flame

Passion Distribution UK-based Passion is taking some 300 new hours to Cannes next week. Toplining is the format slate is social experiment series The Class Next Door, while eye-popping clip show Japandemonium (pictured) leads the finished tape slate. The Class Next door is a 4x60mins series from Passion stablemate Firecracker Films that sees parents under […]

Deal monitor: All3, Global Agency, Distribution360

All3Media International, Global Agency and Distribution360 have all closed sales deals in recent days. All3Media’s sales arm has sold 400 hours of programming into China, with Shanghai Media Group-owned Wings Media securing 50 hours for Shanghai Arts Channel and VOD platform bilibili.com buying factual entertainment shows. Wings’ deal includes one-hour specials Alexandria and Egypt’s Lost […]

Starz takes Snapshots from Distribution360

US premium cable channel Starz has acquired a package of kids series from Canada-based Distribution360. The deal comprises seasons one and two of Teletoon’s Skatoony, Kids’ CBC’s Snapshots, and TVO pair The Mystery Films and The Prime Radicals seasons one and two, and season one of Atomic Betty. Pay TV and SVOD rights are covered […]

Canuck firms prep Goonies-inspired drama

Canadian producers Marblemedia and Omnifilm Entertainment have partnered to create a scripted series that Toronto-based Distribution360 will sell internationally. The Odyssey is billed as a “fun and suspenseful adventure with a tone reminiscent of the classic adventure comedy The Goonies”. Showrunners Simon Racioppa and Richard Elliott (Fangbone), who are currently creating an original one-hour pilot […]