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21 Jan 2020

KEW MEDIA DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES A RAFT OF SALES TO US, CANADA AND LATAM AHEAD OF NATPE MIAMI

Leading global distributor Kew Media Distribution, has signed substantial deals across the US, Canada and Lat Am ahead of NATPE Miami where it will also be showcasing a number of outstanding drama, non-fiction and event series.

AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now has acquired psychological drama series Cold Call (4 x 60’), produced by Chalkboard for Channel 5, for US, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and Latin America, with the premiere in US, Canada, Lat Am and Australia. Sundance Now has the rights in SVOD in all territories, and home video and download rights in the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

Further acquisitions by Sundance Now for the US and Canada include Aileen: Life & Death of a Serial Killer, Biggie and Tupac, Tales of the Grim Sleeper, Three Days in June, Soufra, Princess Diana: A Life After Death, Frackman, The Thread and Trumbo. This was part of a larger package of over 40 different titles picked up by Sundance Now for various territories including the US, Canada, the UK and Ireland.

AMC Networks, USA has acquired Seasons 1–4 of the award-winning drama series, Line of Duty, from World Productions, which takes a probing look into modern policing and police corruption, by award-winning writer Jed Mercurio (Bodyguard). The series has also been sold to Canadian streaming service CBC Gem, and renewed by Super Channel.
Claro video has acquired Line of Duty Seasons 1-5 for SVOD in Lat Am, including Brazil, and Société Radio-Canada has also signed up Line of Duty Season 5 for TV and SVOD, and renewed Season 4 for SVOD. The French Canadian public broadcaster will also be airing three Agatha Films (Agatha and the Truth of Murder, Agatha and the Curse of Ishtar and Agatha and the Death of X) for TV/SVOD.

Grey Juice Lab, a leading global provider of premium content services, has signed two deals for SVOD; 219 episodes for Uruguay, including Line of Duty and Heartland, and 252 episodes for Dominican Republic, including Line of Duty, Heartland, Jack Taylor and The Great Train Robbery, amongst many others.

Further deals ahead of NATPE include the documentary Margaret Atwood: A Word After A Word After A Word is Power to ViacomCBS Networks Americas to air on Paramount Channel Latin America, 238 episodes of programming to Canada's ZoomerMedia Limited for their channel ONETV - GET FIT including The Last 10 Pounds Bootcamp and Bulging Brides, and 111 episodes to Yes TV Canada for the renewal of Highway to Heaven.

Kew Media Distribution’s EVP of Sales, Jonathan Ford comments, “This significant line up of sales at the start of the year is a demonstration of the extremely high calibre of content we are able to offer our international clients. We are delighted to be attending NATPE and unveiling even more programming that will be an excellent fit in their schedules across multiple platforms around the world.”


For further information contact:

Debbie Lawrence
The Lippin Company
Email: dlawrence@lippingroup.com
Tel: +44 (0) 7771 850580


About Kew Media Distribution

Kew Media Distribution, part of Kew Media Group, distributes a diverse catalogue of film, television and digital assets to broadcasters and viewing platforms across the world. Kew Media Distribution manages international rights to an extensive library of content, including major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at www.kewmedia.com.