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Nutopia’s “Extra Life” trips; sales of BossaNova in the MENA region; Insight TV co-pro in China – TBI Vision

By on October 12, 2021 0


Extra life

Movistar, SBS and Kan claim Nutopia Extra life

Movistar in Spain, the Australian channel SBS and the Israeli pub channel Kan are among the broadcasters to have snatched the rights to the science and history program from Nutopia Extra Life: A short story of living longer.

The 4 x 60 minute series, originally produced for PBS in the US and the BBC in the UK, reveals the little-known stories of scientific and medical innovations that have doubled human lifespan in less than one century.

It is sold by Cinexlif Rights, which also has agreements with VRT (Belgium), SVT (Sweden), YLE (Finland), Radio-Canada and BBC Poland.

Richard Life, head of acquisitions for Cineflix Rights, acquired the Nutopia series from Jane Root for international distribution and said the show offered a “winning combination of the history and science of extraordinary medical breakthroughs with caliber. exceptionally high production rate of Nutopia “.

Highway patrol

CBS Reality calls BossaNova Highway patrol

CBS Reality has reclaimed the rights in the MENA region for ten seasons of Highway patrol, the New Zealand-based show that is sold by Paul Heaney’s recently launched financier and distributor, BossaNova.

The channel, operated by AMC Networks International UK (AMCNI UK) and ViacomCBS Networks International, has acquired the rights to 35 territories in Europe, plus Russia, the CIS, Africa and the Middle East.

Highway patrol is produced by Greenstone in New Zealand and tracks off-traffic drivers.

The deal was negotiated by Tatjana Kostovski, who joined BossaNova’s sales team earlier this summer, as revealed by TBI.

AMCNI UK also acquired the 12th season of Border patrol, also produced by Greenstone, and the third season of Stampede Production Border Force USA: the bridges for CBS Reality in Poland and Africa.

Katie Ormerod

Insight TV hits the first Chinese co-pro

Channel operator and producer Insight TV gears up for first Chinese co-production after partnering with China Media Group (CMG) on six-part docuseries following athletes as they prepare for the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing.

Winter gold will provide insight into the daily rituals of a range of international athletes as they prepare for a variety of winter sports including figure skating, alpine skiing and snowboarding.

The 6 x 50 minute show is co-produced by CMG’s CCTV9 and will feature athletes including Mexican figure skater Donovan Carrillo, Chinese freestyle skier Eileen Gu, British snowboarder Katie Ormerod and American alpine skier Alice Merryweather, among others. .

Dreamia in Portugal expands its offer to Hollywood

AMC-backed channel operator Dreamia Portugal has secured the rights to the final seasons of the ongoing celebrity-focused series Hollywood News Feed and Enlarge.

The series, 52 x 15 minutes and 104 x 6:30 minutes respectively, will be broadcast on Dreamia’s Canal Hollywood channel in Portugal and Portuguese-speaking countries in Africa. The deal was made through distributor and producer Prime Entertainment Group.

Hollywood News Feed focuses on the glitz and glamor of LA, while Enlarge offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production.

Dreamia is operated as a joint venture between NOS, based in the Netherlands, and AMC Networks International Southern Europe.


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