Abacus Media Rights has secured sales of 250 hours of programming across multiple genres to leading broadcasters and platforms in Africa, ahead of next month’s MIP Africa event in Cape Town. “AMR’s goal since its launch three years ago has always been to acquire and co-produce a curated collection of diverse programming with broad appeal to audiences throughout the world," Abacus Media Rights’ Head of Sales Hana Palmer said.
The deals were sealed with MNET, BritBox, Arena Broadcasting, SuperSport Africa, CBS AMC and BBC Studios have acquired a range of titles for their African feeds. Both scripted and unscripted shows are included in an extensive line-up of deals brokered by Ali Phelan, Sales Manager. "This sale of a significant number of hours to leading broadcasters and platforms throughout the African Continent emphasizes the strong interest our brand-new series and library titles deliver across all genres," Palmer said.
The list of shows acquired include all episodes of high-end dramas "Line of Duty" and "Maxine," topical biographical shows including "Boris Becker: The Rise & Fall," "Adele: 30 Greatest Moments" and "Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain;" lifestyle programming such as "The Art of Architecture" and "Beautiful Interiors Northern Ireland;" dynamic sports documentaries "Williams & Mansell: Red 5" and "Brazil 2002;" a crime package incorporating further series of "The Footsteps of Killers," "Bloodline Detectives" and "When Missing Turns to Murder" as well as the new series of award-winning, audience pleasing entertainment series "The Masked Singer" and "The Masked Dancer."
AMR’s goal since its launch three years ago has always been to acquire and co-produce a curated collection of diverse programming with broad appeal to audiences throughout the world.” Hana Palmer Head of Sales, Abacus Media Rights