Abacus Media Rights has sold its documentary series "Evolve" to Chinese content aggregator Legend Media, ahead of MIP China. “Legend Media is looking to acquire the very best prestige non-fiction programming for the Chinese television industry and these two series are great examples of extremely well-produced, engaging titles for this discerning audience," Pooja Nirmal Kant, Co-Founder and CEO at SRM said.
The deal, brokered by Still Road Media also includes "Hitler’s Secret Sex Life." Legend Media has also secured exclusive Free VOD (FVOD/AVOD), Transactional VOD, Subscription VOD, and NVOD rights for both series.“We are very proud to have such a strong line-up of factual programming which continues to grow across our portfolio," Jonathan Ford, Managing Director at AMR said. "We look forward to working with Legend Media in the coming months and to supply further series to them in China.”
Produced by Beach House Pictures for Curiosity in association with Blue Ant Media, "Evolved" is led by star Patrick Aryee – biologist and host of the BBC’s "30 Animals That Made Us Smarter" – this refreshing and uplifting global journey deep dives into the fascinating and emerging world of biomimicry and whether the unique adaptations of the animal world can truly help us to find futuristic solutions.
"Hitler’s Secret Sex Life," produced by EQ Media Group, exposes the myriad rumours, theories, and disputed historical accounts of Adolf Hitler’s sexual psychology. There are no shortage of experts on Hitler’s sex life who consider the Fuhrer’s predilections to be a barometer of the dictator’s twisted psyche. From incest to stalking women as a youth, from masochism to murder as he tried to hide his sexual past, the series delves deeper than ever before into the primal mindset of history’s most destructive man.“The content itself is intriguing and fascinating. It’s our pleasure to bring those titles to the Chinese audience, who love programmes about wildlife and history," Patrick Peng, Co-Founder and CEO at Legend Media enjoys working with SRM and AMR. He also has a high expectation of both titles, said.
Legend Media is looking to acquire the very best prestige non-fiction programming for the Chinese television industry and these two series are great examples of extremely well-produced, engaging titles for this discerning audience.” Pooja Nirmal Kant Co-Founder and CEO, SRM