Flame Distribution has struck deals with key North American broadcasters Blue Ant Media, CBC, and BBC America who acquired a selection of unscripted fare covering crime, history, biographies, lifestyle, and more, counting 109 hours of programming.
Blue Ant Media snapped up "Family Court Murders" (4x60’), "For Love or Money" (5x45’), "Unsolved" (10x45’), and "Taken" (S1 – S4 52x30’) for its free-streaming, ad-supported (FAST) channels CrimeTime (Canada) and TotalCrime (US). Additional titles Blue Ant Media has picked up include 1-hour doc specials "ETOA - A Kokoda Track History", "Titanic’s Tragic Twin: The Britannic Disaster", "Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America", "Fidel Castro: An Unauthorised Biography" and the 3 part doc series "Scotch! The Story of Whiskey."
Canada’s public broadcaster CBC has licensed a package consisting of several factual titles for its streaming service, CBC Gem, including "Outback Rabbis", "A Girl’s Guide to Hunting", "Fishing and Wild Cooking" and "Rhod Gilbert: Stand up to Shyness", as well as "Hitler’s Secret Bomb" for documentary Channel.
Finally, with Flame marking the first-time deal with BBC America, the US broadcaster took "Life in Colour with David Attenborough" (3x40’ plus the 1x45’ making of special). Anne Corsak, SVP Content Sales, North America and Global Digital Strategy, Flame Distribution commented: “Flame’s relationships across all media platforms celebrate the vibrant and growing North American marketplace. BBC America is respected in the US for premium blue chip wildlife, so I am thrilled 'Life in Colour with David Attenborough' joins their stellar lineup. Our growing relationship with Blue Ant Media and their expanding FAST channel rollout is quite exciting, opening up new opportunities in the true crime and history genre factual space beyond traditional linear options. CBC and their streaming service CBC Gem is a valued and important one to Flame also, offering new titles in history, adventure, and culture that’s both entertaining and inspiring.”