Keshet International has completed a raft of deals for recent additions to its growing catalogue of foreign-language dramas with platforms and broadcasters including Viaplay, Filmin, Cellcom tv, Mola TV, and NPO. In the most significant deal in terms of territories and value, the global content producer and distributor has inked a multi-territory deal with streaming platform Viaplay for three scripted titles: Monster Scripted and X-Filme Creative Pool’s “Furia” (8x60’) and Monster Scripted’s “Pørni” (18x30’) - both of which are Viaplay Originals -, alongside FLX’s “Fallet” (8x30’).
Keshet International has licensed “Furia” (8x60’) - the tense crime thriller written by Gjermund S Eriksson which recently premiered across the Nordics on Viaplay and Germany on ZDF to record ratings - to the Scandinavian streamer in 26 new territories, including Poland and the Baltics. “Furia” has also been sold to Filmin in Spain; Cellcom tv in Israel; and Mola TV in Indonesia, Malaysia and Singapore; alongside the previously announced pre-sale to SBS in Australia following the show’s world premiere in competition at this year’s Series Mania.
Keshet International has also licensed all three 6x30’ seasons of “Pørni” - the touching and heartwarming Norwegian comedy-drama written and starring Henriette Steenstrup which recently won a European Script Award at the 2021 Geneva International Film Festival - to Viaplay in multiple markets. “Pørni” has also been sold to NPO in the Netherlands, in addition to the deals inked with HBO Max in 39 territories across Latin America, and both Filmin and Cosmo TV in Spain.
Finally, Keshet International has sold “Fallet” (8x30’), the ground-breaking Swedish satire that pokes fun at the Nordic Noir crime genre (originally picked-up by Netflix in a global deal in 2018), to Viaplay in a broad range of markets.
“Completing such an extensive and significant deal with Viaplay for these three fantastic foreign-language dramas demonstrates the growing global appetite for quality non-English content. We are thrilled to be partnering with Viaplay as they continue their rapid expansion into new territories,” said Keren Shahar, COO and President of Distribution at Keshet International.
Tanya Nanette Badendyck, Head of Scripted Content Norway at NENT Group, added: “‘Furia’ is a series of fantastic actors, beautiful nature, dark forces and a real tension throughout all the episodes. The series creator is a lightning-sharp, politically engaged film nerd who has previously been awarded an Emmy for ‘Mammon 2’. The sum of this seems to be something audiences loves”.