20 NOV 2020

KESHET INTERNATIONAL CLOSES SALES ACROSS EUROPE, ASIA, AND AUSTRALIA

The deals consist of UK-produced series by Hello Halo, Rumpus Media and Crackit Productions sold into territories across Europe, Asia and Australia.

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Keshet International announced a series of deals with broadcasters across Europe, Asia, and Australia for a raft of factual, documentary, and entertainment series. “With many of our most popular titles being re-ordered by broadcasters in the UK, our slate of escapist content with take-out continues to grow,” Keren Shahar, KI’s COO and President of Distribution, said. “Great news for buyers who are looking for high quality factual and entertainment tape.” 

KI has sold Hello Halo Productions’ “River Hunters" to A&E Networks in Germany for its channel History premier on 3 January 2021. The eight 60-minute episodes of the first season and season two's six episodes, originally comissioned by the History Channel inn the UK, were also sold to Foxtel in Australia, with Bomanbridge Media closing sales with The Outdoor Channel across Asia and also Thailand’s public broadcaster TPBS. 

Bomanbridge Media has also sold Pi Productions’ “Secrets of the Factories” and the five episdoes of the first season of Rumpus Media’s “Weekend Breaks with Gregg Wallace” to National Geographic across Asia, the Middle East, and Africa. Produced for Channel 5 (UK), this entertaining travelogue with presenter and foodie Wallace has also been picked up by RTL in the Netherlands; and SBS Food in Australia, as part of a wider deal with SBS that also includes “Secrets of the Factories;” alongside Crackit Productions’ food manufacturing journey with John Prescott, "Made In Britain," “The Good Girls’ Guide to Kinky Sex" and “The Lesbian Guide to Straight Sex” for SBS Viceland.   

The company also sold Flicker Productions’ “Dom Does America” for BBC One to YLE in Finland; while in Sweden, SVT has acquired Top Hat Productions’ “Exposed: The Church’s Dark Secret," a revelatory two-part documentary for BBC Two that exposes sexual abuse and cover-ups within the Church of England. Also in Sweden, TV4 has picked up both series of Rumpus Media’s and Motion Content Group’s “Around the World by Train” with Sir Tony Robinson; Keshet Productions’ relationship reality show “Singletown” and the first two series of Crackit Productions’ “Casualty 24/7."

Sky in New Zealand has acquired the third and latest series of “Casualty 24/7” in a deal that includes the third series of Crackit Productions’ “Trucking Hell” with Foxtel in Australia picking up the first two series of this reality show about haulage recovery. In addition, ITV2’s “Singletown” has also been picked up in Belgium by DPG Media, in a deal that includes Crackit Productions’ “Hoarders: Buried Alive in My Bedroom." In Germany, RTL has acquired the fourth and fifth series of Woodcut Media’s “World Most Evil Killers." KI also announced AVOD platform deals with Little Dot for 113 hours and Tubi TV for 80 hours, including World’s Most Evil Killers, The Good Girls’ Guide to Kinky Sex, “Bad Habits,” “Holy Orders” and “Husbands from Hell.” 

With many of our most popular titles being re-ordered by broadcasters in the UK, our slate of escapist content with take-out continues to grow. Great news for buyers who are looking for high quality factual and entertainment tape.” Keren Shahar COO and President of Distribution, KI