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Pivot tracks down Traceable doc

US cable channel Pivot has acquired a documentary that traces how and where fast-fashion clothing is made. Pivot has tapped Australia-based Flame Distribution to buy Traceable, which comes from Clique Pictures in association with NBCUniversal Canada and Bell Media. Poland’s ITI Neovision has also bought the documentary, which follows designer Laura Siegel as she travels […]

News brief: History Channel Oz ignites Flame

Foxtel’s thematic net The History Channel in Australia has acquired more than 25 hours of unscripted programming from compatriot Flame Distribution. The channel has acquired new releases Defenders of the Sky, from the UK’s Woodcut Media; Celtic coproduction After Braveheart; and The Man Who Shot the Great War, from Northern Ireland indie Doubleband. History Channel […]

News brief: Flame tracks down Outback Truckers

Australia-based Flame Distribution has acquired the three seasons that comprise 7Mate series Outback Truckers. The sales house has taken on international distribution of the Prospero Productions show ahead of its season three premiere in Australia today at 8.30pm. The show follows truckers in the Australian Outback as the move good and freight around the country.

John Hendricks: still curious

John Hendricks tells Stewart Clarke about CuriosityStream and how it will harness the ‘third evolution of TV’, to do for streaming what Discovery did for pay TV. Netflix’s disruptive effect on the global content industry has made streaming and SVOD big news in the pages of industry magazines such as TBI and also the mainstream […]

Flame Distribution walks into Barefoot deal

UK-based Flame Distribution has inked a development deal with Welsh indie producer Barefoot Rascals. The distributor has previously taken shows from Cardiff-based Barefoot Rascals to market and the pair have now cemented their relationship with a programming agreement. The deal will see Flame provide development funding for a slate of five projects from doc producer […]

Discovery founder preps factual SVOD service

Discovery Communications founder John Hendricks (pictured) has launched a subscription-on-demand service for factual programming named CuriosityStream. The ad-free platform will go live on March 18, 2015, with a “robust” 800-title-strong library of factual programming from the likes of France’s ZED and Terra Noa, BBC Worldwide, Australia’s Flame Distribution and Japan’s NHK. It will also commission […]

News brief: Asian deals light up Flame

Australia-based distributor Flame Distribution has scored deals with three Asian broadcasters following the Asia TV Forum in Singapore. Next Step Media in Thailand, Channel News Asia from Singapore and Saye Transmedia in China each bought four titles. These are 6x52mins Age of Robots, which Kepach Productions made for Italian pubcaster Rai, Candid Films’ A Model […]

Flame brings Thring’s Great Estates to Cannes

Australia-based Flame Distribution is taking to Cannes a new PBS doc series about historic Scottish estates that has former National Geographic exec Edwina Thring attached. Great Estates Scotland will go behind the scenes at estates such as Dumfries House and Inveraray Castle. Scotland-based indie B4Films is producing alongside Thring’s Wild Thring Media. “The unprecedented access […]

Flame heats up with Rio sport doc series

Australia-based Flame Distribution will bring a 6x30mins doc series about Brazilian sport ahead of the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Rio. Rio: City of Sport comes from Rampage Studios and explores the careers and passions of local sporting heroes. This comes ahead of the football World Cup next year and the 2016 Olympic Games, which […]