Global TV industry demonstrates strength and resilience with deals spanning launch of FAST services to worldwide distribution rights.
The annual trade show for the global co-production and entertainment content market, MIPCOM Cannes kicked off with the signing of several licensing deals.
German ZDF Studios announced a deal with Hispanic media group Castalia Communications that will see them launch a Free Ad-Supported Streaming TV (FAST) service for the Latin American region using ZDF Studios’ extensive back catalog. The channel, which will focus on a curated selection of Spanish-language drama programming, is set to launch in the second quarter of 2024.
Cineflix Rights closed multiple deals for some of its high-profile drama series thanks to agreements with Sky in the U.K., Paramount+ in Canada, Warner Bros. Discovery in New Zealand and NBC Universal International Networks. The deals highlights the company’s strategy of developing successful scripted franchises that have the potential to travel worldwide.
Dean Devlin’s Electric Entertainment also signed licensing deals for five of its franchised series, inking deals with Turkish SVOD service BluTV for rights to multiple of its sci-fi series.
New York-based producer and streaming group FilmRise announced an exclusive worldwide distribution deal at MIPCOM that will see it take digital media, digital linear, television and ancillary rights to more than 80 hours of The Wiggles, the classic Australian children’s edutainment series that ran from 1998 through 2012.