Flame Distribution

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 […]

ABC Commercial exec in as Flame hires two

Australia-based Flame Distribution has hired ABC Commercial exec Robyn Campbell (pictured) and Global Telemedia’s Anne Corsak. Campbell, formerly senior sales manager at ABC, will join as vice president of content sales for Australia and New Zealand. She was also previously senior sales manager at BBC Worldwide across the region. Corsak will join Flame’s New York […]

Flame hires Asian sales vet

Australia-based Flame Distribution has hired an Asian market specialist to oversee regional sales. Sebastian Wong has been appointed VP of content sales for Asia, based out of Flame’s Singapore office. He will report to Fiona Gilroy, who is content sales and acquisitions director at Flame. Wong’s background includes broadcasting operations and programming roles at Mediacorp’s […]

Ex-CableReady, CMJ exec joins Flame in rejig

Former CableReady exec Lou Occhione has joined Australia-based Flame Distribution as its VP, content sales for North America. Occhione is a well-known face in international TV circles, having been senior VP, operations at the now-defunct CableReady and, more recently, COO of Canadian vendor CMJ Distribution. His hire is part of an reorganisation at Flame created […]

Flame sends Broke A$$ Game Show to Discovery

Australia-based Flame Distribution has sold three series to Discovery Networks Italy and another to Radio Canada, as it launches 300 Discovery has acquired 14x30mins Spike series street game format Broke A$$ Game Show, 44x60mins Outback Truckers and 6x60mins Railroad Australia. Radio Canada has bought the French version of brain training documentary series Redesign My Brain. […]

Discovery deals light up Flame Distribution

Australia-based Flame Distribution has shopped 4K film Ancient Angkor to Discovery in Canada, and Railroad Australia to Discovery Asia. Ancient Angkor will go out on the Discovery Channel in Canada. The 1x60mins film about the ancient Cambodian city is produced by Al Caudullo Productions. Railroad Australia hails from Australian indie Prospero, which also made Outback […]

CuriosityStream launches internationally

CuriosityStream, the factual video-on-demand service from Discovery Channel founder John Hendricks, has launched internationally. The online subscription offering, which launched in the US in March, is now available “anywhere in the globe” at prices starting from US$3.99 per month, the company said. The basic US$3.99 plan gives users access to standard definition content, while for […]

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.