Abacus Media Rights secures 70 Hours worth of content deals in Asia

Deals with Now TV, KBS Media, Lean In Media and TrueVisions were sealed ahead of ATF in Singapore.


Abacus Media Rights has sold more than 70 hours of scripted and unscripted programming to a raft of broadcasters in Asia, as the company heads to ATF in Singapore. “It is a testament to the on-going expansion of the diverse Abacus Media Rights catalogue that so many of its titles continue to attract buyers throughout Asia," Still Road Media’s co-founder and CEO, Pooja Nirmal Kant who brokered the deals on behalf of AMR said. "Broadcasters and platforms throughout the region are looking for universal and current content that will appeal to their viewers and we are delighted to be one of their key suppliers.  We look forward to attending AFT with a strong slate of programming.”  

Now TV in Hong Kong has acquired factual series "Stephen Fry: Willem and Frieda – Defying the Nazis;" "‘Tis the Season: The Holidays On Screen;" "The Trouble with Kanye;" "Bankrupt Billionaire;" "The Man Who Stole the Scream;" "Backyard Beats" and multi-award winning "The Ghost of Richard Harris;" as well as series 1-5 of the high profile, Jed Mercurio scripted thriller Line of Duty. 

South Korea’s KBS Media have picked up Ningaloo Nyinggulu from Artemis Productions. In addition, Bilibili, via Haining Jianguo TV and Film Media Co Ltd in China has licensed The Fire Within: A Requiem for Katia and Maurice Krafft directed by legendary filmmaker Werner Herzog.Also in China, Lean In Media has acquired factual titles "Yellowstone Supervolcano;" "Icemen: 200 Years in Antarctica;" "Quoll Farm;" "The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World" and "Billionaire Wonderland." TrueVisions in Thailand has picked up "The Bizarre Pet Vets," "Million Dollar Buffet" and "The Fire Within: A Requiem" for Katie and Maurice Krafft. 

Other available titles within the Abacus Media Rights catalog include "Spacetime Capsule," where viewers get to peek under the hood and uncover unprecedented and fascinating insights into the world of Chinese science for the very first time, and Mumbai: City of Dreams (w/t) - an observational documentary series shot across the busiest season of the year in India's most fashionable city.  

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