The global deals will provide access to the television adaptations of James Herriot’s bestselling novels across regions across Americas, Europe, and Asia.
All3media International has signed a raft of worldwide acquisitions for “All Creatures Great and Small,” Playground’s highly acclaimed new television adaptation of James Herriot’s bestselling novels. “We’re thrilled to be off to such a strong start across three continents for sales for All Creatures Great and Small," Louise Pedersen, CEO at all3media international, said. "The team at Playground Entertainment has produced a wonderful series that delivers perfect primetime family viewing and truly embraces the spirit of James Herriot’s iconic stories and beloved characters."
The deals cover regions across Americas, Europe, and Asia. "The books’ overarching themes of community and compassion are as relatable and important today as they were when first published 50 years ago, and we can’t wait to see this warm, charming and joyful adaptation captivating a whole new generation of viewers worldwide," Pedersen said.
Besides the commissioning on behalf of the UK's Channel 5 alongside PBS Masterpiece in the USA, the producer and distributor has secured sales in South and Central America to Acorn Media for their SVOD/AVOD platform, whilst in Europe Acorn has taken SVOD and DVD rights for UK, Eire, and Malta. Sky Deutschland has taken broadcast rights in Germany, Austria, and Switzerland and deals have also been signed with leading PSB broadcasters including DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, SVT in Sweden, and YLEISRADIO OY-TV1 in Finland. Filmin are also aboard in Spain and Viasat World has taken rights in CEE for their Epic Drama Channel. MTVA acquied rights in Hungary.
"All Creatures Great and Small" set to air on the PBS Masterpiece strand in the US and Canada through the previously announced co-production agreement, with confirmed SVOD deals in Asia with BBC Global Channels for Hong Kong, Singapore, and Malaysia, and BBC Studios for their Taiwanese and Africa feeds. Sky in New Zealand has acquired rights whilst an SVOD service has picked up the first window in Australia.
The team at Playground Entertainment has produced a wonderful series that delivers perfect primetime family viewing and truly embraces the spirit of James Herriot’s iconic stories and beloved characters.” Louise Pedersen CEO at all3media International