Keo Films

News brief: SBS, Viasat pre-buy Own Rainforest

SBS in Australia and European broadcaster Viasat have prebought eco-themed factual entertainment series I Bought My Own Rainforest. Viasat’s deal covers Scandinavia and Central and Eastern Europe. The 3x60mins programme from Keo Films is soon launch on BBC Two and has the UK’s Hat Trick International attached as distributor. The show follows wildlife photographer Charlie […]

Outline scores Hat Trick distribution deal

The programme sales arm of UK-based producer Hat Trick has inked a deal with Outline Productions. Outline previously had a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Production to sell its new shows, but under the terms of the agreement announced today, Hat Trick International will sell these internationally, excluding the US. Outline is a UK […]

Keo launches in Oz as River Cottage expands

Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s factual entertainment producer Keo Films is launching a dedicated base in Australia after its River Cottage format was commissioned for two new seasons. Pay TV operator Foxtel has commissioned the new seasons after the first scored strong consolidated ratings on the LifeStyle Channel. Keo, which produced the original UK series about local food […]

UK indie sector worth £2.8bn, trade report reveals

UK independent production is now worth £2.8 billion (US$4.2 billion), according to prodcos trade body Pact. The figure, for 2012, is 14% higher than the previous year and was primarily attributed to domestic commissioners increasingly yearly investment by £307 million, the Independent Production Sector Financial Census and Survey found. A decade ago, UK indies scored […]