21 OCT 2020

FLAME DISTRIBUTION SERIES GOES TO SOUTH KOREA AND CHINA

Premium factual distributor has finalised a raft of sales agreements with South Korean broadcaster and multiple SVODs in China on a selection of the company’s unscripted series and specials.

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"Greta Thunberg: The Voice of the Future"

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Premium factual distributor Flame Distribution has finalised a raft of sales agreements in South Korea and China on a selection of the company’s unscripted series and specials. “These sales highlight the growing buoyancy in segments of the Asian market, especially as the demand for non-scripted content seems to be accelerating during covid.  We are delighted to have finalised these deals with such prominent partners, and to see our non-scripted fare further extend its reach into these territories,” said Fiona Gilroy, Content Sales and Acquisitions Director, Flame Distribution.

In South Korea, public broadcaster KBS has snapped up "Greta Thunberg: The Voice of the Future" (1x57’) which tells the true story of how the actions of one Swedish teenager went on to inspire a global movement that has pushed the fight against climate change further than ever before.  The doc is by Entertain Me Productions.

In China, iQIYI has licensed a selection of documentary series, specials, and shorts from the distributor which include titles such as "Billionaire Wonderland", "How Not to Get Cancer?" and "#Beasts".  These new acquisitions follow on from two previously unannounced deals that were concluded with Flame earlier this year for "The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World", and "Cat Report", which already aired and according to iQIYI did extremely well on their platform.

Huanxi Media has licensed a selection of 50.5 hours of content for their SVOD platform, which includes a package of biographies and documentaries produced by Entertain Me Productions such as "Ariana Grande: State of Mind" (1x1hr), "Elvis: The Men Who Knew Him Best" (1x2 hour), "Freddie Mercury: The Ultimate Showman" (1x1hr) "Harry and Meghan: When Two Became Three" (1x1hr), "Alien Autopsy: The Search for Answers" (4x1hr) and "Hollywood’s Dark Secret" (1x1hr).

Further titles also included as part of this deal from other producers include "Britney Spears: Breaking Point" (1x1hr by Waddell Media), "The Greatest Air Race" (1x1hr by All of Us Productions), "For Love or Money" (5x1hr by BBC Studios), "Food Safari Water" (13x½ hrs by Kismet Productions).

Youku (owned by Alibaba) has taken "Food Safari Earth" (13 x ½ hrs produced by Kismet Productions) for its SVOD platform.