The acquisition represents the first run for both series in this region.
MBC Group has acquired rights to all seasons of the drama series Bron/Broen (The Bridge) and The Crimson Rivers for their OTT platform in the Middle East from German company ZDF Enterprises. Yuliya Fischer, Director ZDFE.drama at ZDF Enterprises, brokered the deal.
Bron/Broen is produced by Filmlance International and Nimbus Film Produktion in co-production with ZDF Enterprises. The 38-hour series stars Sofia Helin and Kim Bodnia. There are multiple remakes including The Bridge (US/Mexico) and The Tunnel (UK/France), but the original Scandinavian crime series Bron/Broen, is about a bi-national team of inspectors solving crimes, remains inimitable.
Set in a macabre world of gruesome crimes and harrowing rituals, The Crimson Rivers is based on the best-selling novel of the same name, by author Jean-Christophe Grangé. Grangé also penned the successful feature film adaptations for the thriller. The Crimson Rivers is produced by Storia Television in co-production with Maze Pictures for France Télévisions and ZDF in cooperation with ZDF Enterprises and stars Olivier Marchal, Erika Sainte, Ken Duken, Nora Waldstätten a. o.
To date, The Crimson Rivers has been sold to Netflix, NBC Universal, Asmik Ace, Bontonfilm, Canal+ France and Poland, Edel, FTV Prima, GSN (Walter Presents), Ivi.ru, LNK TV, Okko, PTS, RTS, SBS, Showjet, Sonia Drago, Radio Canada, Top Media Distribution, TV3 Russia and many others.
MBC Group includes 20 leading TV channels, two FM radio stations, MBC Studios as well as online platforms, including SVOD platform Shahid and www.mbc.net, among others.