London, Tuesday 7th December 2021 - Following a successful ATF, Passion Distribution announces sales of over 250 hours of programming across Asia.
Cineplex in Thailand have acquired a 95 hour package of programming including rural lifestyle series ESCAPE TO THE FARM WITH KATE HUMBLE (13 x 60’), documentary series THE GREAT PLAGUE (3 x 60’) and three-part magic special, DYNAMO: BEYOND BELIEF (3 x 60’).
In Japan, Nippon has picked up select episodes from a range of titles, including fast-paced, extreme weather documentary series STRANGEST WEATHER ON EARTH S1 & S3 (12 x 30’ + 8 x 60’), award winning current affairs strand UNREPORTED WORLD S23 (8 x 30’), popular factual series FARE DODGERS (4 x 60’) and SECRETS OF ROYAL TRAVEL (2 x 60’). Also in Japan, NHK have acquired BIG BEN: SAVING THE WORLD’S MOST FAMOUS CLOCK Ep3 (1 x 60’).
PCCW in Hong Kong has acquired a 15-hour package including landmark documentary series 1000 YEARS OF HISTORY (6 x 120’) which includes episodes tracing the histories of America, China and Scotland. Radio Television Hong Kong has picked up documentary series STACEY DOOLEY SLEEPS OVER S2 (6 x 60’) which sees award-winning documentary maker Stacey Dooley spend a weekend with a range of extraordinary families.
In the Philippines Discovery + have picked up over 100 hours of reality content, including RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE UK S1 (8 x 60’) and RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE DOWN UNDER (8 x 60’).
In Singapore, Mediacorp has licensed factual entertainment series WEATHER GONE VIRAL S4 (8 x 60’) and HEROES AND SURVIVORS S2 (8 x 60’).
Tech TV Asia has licensed factual entertainment competition series THE CUSTOMER IS ALWAYS RIGHT S2 (15 x 60’).
All deals were brokered by Robert Bassett Senior Sales Manager, Passion Distribution who said “During a challenging time for all it has been so encouraging that our content is still resonating with clients in Asia, as well as being a credit to our producers who continue to make premium quality programming”.
Ahead of ATF, Passion Distribution announces a raft of deals for its documentary and factual entertainment programming in Asia Pacific, with over a 100 hours of content licensed.
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