From Africa to Europe, UK/Ireland to the Middle East, several companies have acquired content from GRB Studios.
Hud Woodle, Executive Vice President, International Sales & Operations of GRB Studios, has announced several distribution deals, totalling nearly 200 hours of content, in a variety of genres — comedy specials, action docuseries, investigative programmes and more.
MNET Africa has acquired eight Comedy Dynamics stand-up specials including Eddie Griffin: E-Niggma; Finesse Mitchell: The Spirit Told Me to Tell You; Jermaine Fowler: Give ‘Em Hell, Kid; Jesus Trejo: Stay Home, Son; Marina Franklin: Single Black Female; Michael Yo: Blasian; Tj: January 3rd; and Tone Bell: Can’t Cancel This
UK-based SVOD platform NextUP will broadcast 10 comedy stand-up specials including Celeste Barber: Challenge Accepted; D.L. Hughley: Clear; Danny Bhoy: Subject to Change; Janeane Garofalo: If I May: Loni Love: America’s Sister; Margaret Cho: Psycho; Maria Bamford: Weakness Is the Brand; Marina Franklin: Single Black Female; Moshe Kasher: Live In Oakland, and Whitney Cummings: Money Shot.
Comedy Central Middle East took stand-up comedy special Maz Jobrani: Pandemic Warrior.
ProSieben Germany took Turquoise Fever, an action-packed docuseries following a Nevada gem-mining family and Auction Kings, a fast-paced reality series giving a behind-the-scenes’ look at eclectic auctioneers for German-speaking Europe
ViaSat has acquired Turquoise Fever for CEE & Scandinavia
AETN UK has acquired Auction Kings Season 3 as well as real-life investigative series, On the Case Season 10
You Look, a brand new AVOD platform in Ireland and the UK, took three culinary series, two of which are competition series — Eat Your Words S1 &2, and Recipe Rehab as well as two seasons of soul food docuseries, Welcome to Sweetie Pie’s.
Woodle stated: “GRB Studios starts the year with a lot of distribution activity, closing deals all over the world with several partners. In these challenging times, people are searching for more great content. GRB has been delivering a variety of premium content from our 4,000+ portfolio to our global partners for years, so buyers come to us knowing we can deliver many hours of a variety of top programming. We are especially excited to offer stellar comedy specials from Comedy Dynamics (a Nacelle company) bringing much-needed laughter to global audiences at a crucial time.”