Quintus Studios

Belgium’s VTM & Germany’s NTV pick up Quintus, Peninsula-funded US immigration docuseries

Belgian channel VTM and RTL Germany’s NTV have picked up a new docuseries that has been co-financed by Quintus Studios and Irish/US producer, Peninsula Television. Beyond Borders (5 x 60 minutes) features exclusive access to US immigration frontline services ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations) as officers battled their own […]

MIPCOM round-up: Hat Trick boosts format slate; Quintus brings factual line-up; Silverlining shares offering    

Hat Trick boosts format slate UK-based Hat Trick International has added two new entertainment formats to its MIPCOM line-up – Strangers On A Plane from Strawberry Blond for Channel 4 and Screen Grab from Beezr for BBC Scotland. Strangers On A Plane is a stripped entertainment format which sees five strangers compete to prove they can holiday better than […]

Quintus Studios hires Pluto TV programming exec as head of operations

German factual distributor and AVOD operator Quintus Studios has hired Pluto TV exec David Woodford as head of operations. Based in the company’s Berlin headquarters, Woodford will be responsible for the “cross-platform and geographic optimisation” of Quintus Studios’ content, as well as workflow management across the business. He previously served as director of programming for […]

Factual round-up: Viaplay uncovers ‘Crisis In Cocaine Valley’; Autentic strikes deals; FIFA+ orders Forest Green Rovers doc

Viaplay uncovers ‘Crisis In Cocaine Valley’ Viaplay Group has acquired feature doc Crisis In Cocaine Valley for its Viaplay streaming service in the Nordic and Baltic countries, the Netherlands and Poland. Distributor Quintus Studios struck the deal for the 1 x 60-minute doc, which is produced by Germany’s Maximus Film, and explores the impact of […]

Quintus makes double hire for “alternative platforms” push

Germany factual distributor and AVOD operator Quintus Studios is expanding its team as it pushes into “alternative platforms”, with the appointments of Christian Gretzler as senior manager of YouTube & FAST channels, and Olivia Cole as senior media strategist. Gretzler joins the business from FUNKE Digital, where he oversaw the company’s content, editorial and technical […]

WELT boards Quintus & Middlechild docuseries ‘The World’s Most Dangerous Rescues’

German FTA network WELT and Quintus Studios’ YouTube channel Free Documentary have picked up a new factual series, The World’s Most Dangerous Rescues. The 6 x 60-minute series is a Quintus Original, co-produced by the German factual distributor and AVOD operator, alongside UK indie Middlechild Productions. WELT has boarded the series a pre-sale partner for a […]

Why FAST might be about to change everything

FAST channels allow rights holders to effectively become broadcasters in their own right. Richard Middleton explores just how deep the effects of this emerging tech might be felt No one seems quite sure just when FAST channels first emerged, but their proliferation over the past year or two has been rapid. First things first, though: […]

Quintus Studios launches doc-focused FAST channel

German AVOD operator and distributor Quintus Studios has partnered with VOD platform Rakuten TV to launch a new FAST channel, Radical Docs. This new factual channel features a mix of real world and investigative stories, exploring the tougher side of life in some of the world’s most unforgiving locations whilst also investigating shocking untold stories. […]

Quintus Studios turns commissioner with Cry Havoc show ‘Supercar Tech’

AVOD operator and distributor Quintus Studios is moving into commissioning and has partnered with US-based Cry Havoc Productions for its first ‘original’ show, which is destined for German network Welt and YouTube. Supercar Tech (5 x 60 minutes) is a factual series that explores how the motoring genre originated and evolved, detailing how these high […]