Quintus Media

News round-up: BossaNova preps development days, sells to Bell; Quintus launches True Crime channel; Global snags Sky deal

BossaNova preps development days, sells to Bell Canada’s Bell Media has acquired feature documentary, Siegfried and Roy: The Original Tiger Kings, following a deal with distributor BossaNova Media, which has also unveiled detsails of its next Development Days. The show was produced by AMS Pictures for Reelz and was first pitched to the international market […]

Sales round-up: Discovery buys Quintus prison series; Disney snags ZAG’s ‘Ghostforce’

Discovery buys Quintus prison series Discovery in Latin America and Iberia has picked up rights to the third season of Behind Bars – The World’s Toughest Prisons from Quintus Media. The show, produced by German factual producer Maximus Film, features unprecedented access to some of the planet’s most notorious detention facilities including Ukraine’s Zhytomyr Prison, Jefferson […]

Deals round-up: TVF scores MENA sales, Quintus strikes Maximus pre-sales

TVF scores sales in MENA London-headquartered specialist factual distributor TVF International has sold a slate of programmes including New Species and In My Mind to MENA broadcasters. Pan-MENA news network BBC Arabic has licensed a package of factual titles, including Attitude Pictures’ mental health series In My Mind, Furnace’s You, Me and Eugenics and Spring […]

Sales round-up: SBS boards Viacom’s ‘Train Adventure’; Quintus deals with ProSiebenSat.1

Viacom sells Trevor McDonald’s ‘Indian Train Adventure’ Viacom International Studios has struck worldwide deals for the VIS UK-produced travelogue, which follows the British presenter as he travels from Mumbai to Delhi aboard a luxurious train. Australian free-to-air broadcaster SBS picked up the 2 x 60-minute series, as well as Secrets Of The Royal Servants and Spending […]

Quintus Media hires trio of execs to grow digital operations

German distribution and media agency Quintus Media has appointed a trio of execs to grow the business’s digital operations. Former BBC Studios exec Lena Müller joins as head of acquisitions, responsible for growing the company’s digital content library. She previously worked for the commercial arm of the BBC as a co-production manager for Western Europe […]

Quintus picks up OTF factual package

Germany’s Quintus Media has picked up a raft of programming for its YouTube channel Free Documentary from ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE)-owned Off The Fence (OTF). The package includes more than 40 hours of factual programming including OTF Productions’ Supercars: The Million Pound Motors (1 x 60 minutes), Forever Young (1 x 60 minutes) from Tell Tale […]

Show of the week: Giant Hubs

Giant Hubs is a 6 x 60’ minute series that showcases some of the world’s biggest transportation hubs that hold international travelers as they make their ways to far flung destinations every minute of the day and night. “Everyone has been to an airport, has sent a post card or has bought a product from […]

Quintus reveals The Greatest Crimes of All Time!

German distributor Quintus Media will be in Cannes with several new documentary series. These include The Greatest Crimes of All Time!, a 10x60mins series from Maximus Film that uses exclusive archive material, original recordings and interviews with investigators to shed light on some of the world’s most shocking crimes. Also on the Quintus slate is […]

Done deals in the week Trump won

Its been a seismic week for global politics with the election of Donald Trump as president-elect in the US, and a sad one for music fans everywhere with the death of Leonard Cohen. There’s been nothing quite as earth-shattering in the TV world, but there has been plenty of business between international companies (which are looking […]