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Factual Round up: UKTV & ZDF pick up Scorpion TV docs; ‘Cops’ comes to social media; Rakuten TV launches ‘Seve’

UKTV & ZDF pick up Scorpion TV docs UKTV, ZDF and others have struck deals with UK-based indie distributor Scorpion TV for a slew of factual content. UKTV has acquired Children’s Ward (7 x 30-minutes) for its entertainment channel W. Originally produced by Chwarel for BBC Wales, the series explores heart-warming stories from one of the busiest children’s […]

Rocket Rights takes non-US distribution rights to Attica doc

London-based Rocket Rights, the new distribution firm set up by the Frank brothers, has acquired global rights outside of the US to one-off documentary Betrayal At Attica. HBO Max has acquired US streaming rights to the 1 x 60-minute doc that explores the events behind the 1971 riot at Attica prison, which led to the […]

Germany’s Palatin invests in Frank’s Rocket Rights & Benmore’s Rights Booster

German firm Palatin Media has invested in David and Matthew Frank’s recently launched TV distribution firm Rocket Rights and its VOD-focused sister company Rights Booster. Palatin, which was founded by Bernd Schlötterer in 2011, has made an undisclosed equity investment in both Rocket Rights and Rights Booster. The latter was founded by former Kew Media Distribution exec Mark […]