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Zed strikes distribution deal with Saint Thomas Productions

French producer-distributor Zed has struck a distribution deal with Saint Thomas Productions. Under the deal, Zed will handle international sales of the Marseille-headquartered producer’s recent output, which includes a library of more than 75 hours of scientific, wildlife and factual programmes. Recent titles include Space Smash, a 52-minute standalone 4K doc that will be launched […]

Zed to rep CuriosityStream SVOD originals

Zed will shop selected originals from CuriosityStream, the factual SVOD service created by Discovery founder John Hendricks. France-based indie distributor Zed has taken international rights to CuriosityStream’s 3x52mins 4K series Deep Time History, 3x52mins series Digits and space one-off Pluto: Beyond the Fly By. It has already sealed deals for some of the above mentioned. […]

Zed replaces exiting sales chief with Persyn

Chloé Persyn is to become director of international distribution at French production and sales outfit Zed. She will replace Céline Payot-Lehmann, who is headed for Arte France as head of international distribution, Arte Sales. Persyn has been with Zed since 2010, when she joined from France Télévisions Distribution as a sales executive. Payot-Lehmann had been […]

CuriosityStream joins $3.6m 4K doc

Factual-focused SVOD service CuriosityStream has prebought a US$3.6 million blue-chip documentary series from France. The platform joins Arte France and French producer-distributor Zed on Sacred Spaces, which will be produced in 4x90mins primetime, 4x52mins and 15x26mins formats. Shot with 4K cameras, the series will tell the story of humankind and faith through remarkable religious constructs. […]

Factual SVOD net, Arte create Living Universe

Subscription on-demand service CuriosityStream and European cultural broadcaster Arte have co-commissioned a science-themed doc series and accompanying feature film. The Living Universe comes from Australian indie Essential Media and Entertainment and French producer-distributor Zed. This comprises a 4x60mins TV series and a 1x90mins feature documentary. Set in the past, present and future, it will look […]

Zed takes on Mona Lisa catalogue

France-based distributor Zed has inked a distribution deal with French indie producer Mona Lisa. Under the terms of the agreement indie sales house Zed will sell a catalogue of recent Mona Lisa titles totaling about 80 hours. Titles include one-off doc Urine Superpowers, four-parter Life in Hell and two-part wildlife doc Aliens of the Amazon. […]

News brief: ZED bags Kino Lorber docs, films

French distributor ZED has bagged select documentaries and classic films from the Kino Lorber library. The agreement with the US-based Kino Lorber includes Sandy McLeod’s Seeds of Time and 1970 doc King: A Filmed Record… Montgomery to Memphis and restored titles such as D.W. Griffith’s The Birth of a Nation and Fritz Lang noir Scarlet […]

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 […]

CuriosityStream debuts on Roku

Factual subscription on-demand service CuriosityStream has launched a channel on Roku apps and TVs. CuriosityStream launched earlier this year, offering original shows and content from the likes of the BBC, NHK and Zed. Its US-focused Roku service will begin at US$2.99 a month. “Making CuriosityStreamavailable on the Roku platform is an exciting next step in our […]

Nat Geo buys France 3 Hitler doc

National Geographic Channels International has acquired worldwide rights to Hitler’s Death Army: Das Reich. The two-part factual series looks at the final year of the infamous German elite division Das Reich, which is known for mass murders during World War II. The 2x60mins series, from Patricia Boutinard Rouelle’s Nilaya Productions and with a budget of […]