European producer and distributor Studiocanal has secured a substantial distribution deal with US streaming service MHz Networks for a number of its premium Canal+ Creation Originale series. The sales agreement, which covers VOD and Home Entertainment rights, will see season one and brand-new season two of mystery comedy “UFOs,” along with period crime drama “Paris Police” (currently in production of its second season), become available to viewers across North America. The deal also includes a renewal for the entire eight seasons of the multiple award-winning, iconic crime drama “Spiral.”
“The big winners in this deal are the MHz Choice viewers who have a voracious appetite for high quality, smart and entertaining French programming, the kind that we can count on from Studiocanal. They’re going to eat it up,” commented Frederick Thomas, President, and CEO of MHz Networks.
Beatriz Campos, who brokered the deal on behalf of Studiocanal, added: “We are extremely pleased to have sold even more hours of our prestige series to MHz Networks, which is already the successful home in North America for our dramas ‘Spiral’ and ‘La Porta Rossa’. The new season of ‘UFOs,’ which we are officially launching at MIPTV, continues to be an appealing, highly bingeable comedy featuring an endearing group of quirky characters, set against the background and music of the 1970s.”
Along with the launch of the second season of “UFOs” (12x30’), Studiocanal has also brought brand new dramas to MIPTV including, among others, “Django” (10x1 hour), “Infiniti” (6x1 hour), “No Return” (4x1 hour), and “Elvira” (8x1 hour).