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In this week’s International TV Newswire Variety recaps more NATPE news from All3Media, Comedy Central Latin America, AMC’s Acorn TV, VIS, El Deseo, Globo and Univision, ZED pre-sales from Realscreen and Aardman’s latest distribution pickup.
Comedy Central Latin America and All3Media International have closed a deal for Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s Golden Globe-winning comedy “Fleabag” to premiere on the network later this year. The series is produced by Two Brothers Pictures for BBC Three and Amazon Prime in association with DryWrite Productions and All3Media International. Comedy Central Latin America is the latest international broadcaster to pick up the show from All3Media, following deals with Wowow in Japan, ABC in Australia and Sky New Zealand.
AMC - Network - Streaming - Service - Acorn
AMC Network’s streaming service Acorn TV picked up more than 180 hours of All3Media International’s primetime drama. Included in the deal are the first five seasons of the U.K.’s leading drama export: Bentley Productions’ “Midsomer Murders,” Seasons 2 and 3 of murder mystery “Agatha Raisin” from Free@Last and Company Pictures Production, and five seasons of South Pacific Pictures’ “The Brokenwood Mysteries.”
“Midsomer Murders” also sold to Television Nacional in Uruguay, making it the first free-to-air network in the territory to air the program.
Seasons - Miss - Fisher - Murder - Mysteries
Additionally, three seasons of “Miss Fisher’s Murder Mysteries,” the first season of “Ms Fisher’s Modern Murder Mysteries” and feature film “Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears,” all from Every Cloud Productions, will join Season 1 of Bunya Productions’ “Mystery Road and Rollem Productions “Girlfriends and Love” and “Lies and Records.”
French production and distribution company ZED attended the Realscreen Summit and presented three series from the company’s 2020 lineup, while announcing several pre-sales on one.
Roche - Productions - Ku - Klux - Klan
Roche Productions’ “Ku Klux Klan, An American Story,” from director David Korn-Brzoza, was commissioned for Arte France. It uses archival footage and interviews to recount the intersecting stories of the KKK and larger American society....
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