2 DIC 2020

ATF ONLINE+ 2020: ABACUS REACHES A RAFT OF INTERNATIONAL SALES IN ASIA

The distributor has sold a number of documentary features and non-fiction series to international players in the region.

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"Griff’s Great Kiwi Road Trip"

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The distribution company, Abacus Media Rights (AMR), set up by Managing Director Jonathan Ford, announces sales of a number of documentary features and non-fiction series in the virtual Asia TV Forum & Market.

Anton Romalijskij, Director of Sales at Abacus Media Rights comments, “We continue to follow the demands of the market very closely and look to secure programming which has international appeal and is a good fit for Asian audiences.  Viewers’ appetite for thought-provoking, interesting, and on-trend documentaries with high production values has significantly increased and we are very pleased to be able to fulfill this need.”

"Rhys Darby: Big in Japan", "Griff’s Great Kiwi Road Trip", "Griff’s Great Australian Rail Trip" and "The Helper" have been signed up by National Geographic.  "Outback Lockdown", "Alone Across the Arctic" and "Surviving the Outback" have been sold to The Outdoor Channel (Asia), WOWOW Japan will air music documentaries "Lennon’s Last Weekend" and "Whitney: Can I Be Me" and RTHK Hong Kong has secured "Toxic Beauty".

A wide variety of documentary features have also been sold to iwonder for both their Asia and Australia markets, including "Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards", "Jihad Jane", "People You May Know", "Redeemed and the Dominant: Fittest on Earth", "Sound City" and "In Search of the Last Action Heroes".

Other recent deals completed by AMR include "Lennon’s Last Weekend" to SBS Australia, Movistar+ Spain, TV4 Sweden, DR Denmark and Britbox US/Canada and "People You May Know", acquired by AMC Networks’ streaming service Sundance Now US, UK & Canada, Fusion US, ZDF Germany, HistoireTV France, DR Denmark, NRK Norway, Channel 8 Israel, DIRECTV Latin America, Globoplay Brazil, iwonder Australia & Asia and Rialto New Zealand. 

 

We continue to follow the demands of the market very closely and look to secure programming which has international appeal and is a good fit for Asian audiences” Anton Romalijskij Director of Sales at Abacus Media Rights