PASSION DISTRIBUTION FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT AND TRUE CRIME SALES IN GERMANY
London, Tuesday 20th September 2016 – Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a raft of sales to Germany from its factual entertainment and true crime portfolio with packages to ProSiebenSat.1, A+E Networks and TV 24.
Following on from the recent license to ProSiebenSat.1 of ROBOT WARS (6 x 60’), Passion Distribution has licensed a further package of programming to the broadcaster which includes a package to ProSiebenSat.1’s new free to air documentary channel kabel eins Doku. Titles include TORNADO ALLEY S2 (12 x 60’), WEATHER THAT CHANGED THE WORLD (9 x 30’) and a large number of programmes from current affairs strand UNREPORTED WORLD (40 x 30’). TIMBER KINGS S4 (12 x 60’) and PROSPECTORS S4 (10 x 60’) have been licenced to ProSieben MAXX. The ProSiebenSat.1 group of channels has also acquired hit series MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD S1 (7 x 60’) which has aired on SAT.1.
The RTL group has acquired COLD JUSTICE: SEX CRIMES (10 x 60’) whilst A+E Networks has also licensed other true crime titles MIND OF A MURDERER S1-2 (12 x 60’) and STALKED S1-S2 (22 x 30’). A+E Networks have also acquired SKIN WARS S3 (10 x 60’) and WEDDING TOWN (15 x 30’). Other sales included THE EVOLUTION OF US (2 x 60’) to ZDF.
Passion Distribution is also delighted to announce a 70 hour package of programming to TV24 the German language channel in Switzerland. The deal includes WEATHER GONE VIRAL (8 x 60’), HOW THE UNIVERSE WORKS S2 (8 x 60’), AUTOSPY: MOST SHOCKING CASES (5 x 60’) and PROSPECTORS S2-S3 (19 x 60’).
Beatrice Rossmanith, Senior Sales Manager at Passion Distribution said “Germany is a key market for us. From prime time entertainment to true crime, documentaries and clip shows, the variety of titles we have recently licensed into the territory reflects an appetite for factual content which is still on the increase. Our current catalogue and upcoming MIPCOM slate are a great fit for the market and will no doubt allow us to build on that success in the coming months”