Mipcom 2023: Fremantle secures global sales for non-scripted titles

Fremantle's sales for Coco Chanel: Unbuttoned, Whale with Steve Backshall and House of Kardashian

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Fremantle has announced a host of international deals from its ambitious and diverse non-scripted slate, including "Coco Chanel: Unbuttoned," "House of Kardashian," and "Whale with Steve Backshall." The combined sales will roll out across 68 territories.“These latest high-end documentaries from world class producers, offer broadcast partners and viewers insights into fascinating personalities, provocative stories, and unique discoveries," Jens Richter CEO, Commercial and International at Fremantle said. "We are proud to represent ambitious programming and these sales reaffirm the commercial appeal of our expansive non-scripted slate. It is a pleasure to work closely with our buyers to bring these captivating documentaries to audiences around the world."

"Coco Chanel: Unbuttoned" from WhyNow Studios recently launched on BBC Two in the UK and is the truly radical story of Gabrielle ‘Coco’ Chanel – the woman who turned fashion on its head. The stylish and subversive documentary is set to launch on Movistar Plus+ in Spain, DokuTV in Former Yugoslavia and Albania, BBC in MENA, RTP in Portugal, NOVA in Greece, CANAL+ in Poland, and Now TV in Hong Kong, Macau.  

The three-part docuseries "House of Kardashian" from 72 Films, a Fremantle Company, explores the rise, reach and cost that comes with being some of the most famous women on the planet. Following a successful UK launch on Sky Documentaries, House of Kardashian is headed for Foxtel in Australia and Gain in Turkey. Fremantle is handling the global distribution for "Coco Chanel: Unbuttoned" and "Whale with Steve Backshall." Fremantle have the global rights for House of Kardashian outside of the U.S.

Boasting contributions from pioneering scientists and conservationists as well as first-hand encounters with whales, dolphins, and porpoises, "Whale with Steve Backshall" will travel overseas after its premiere on Sky Nature in the UK later in the year. The blue-chip natural history series will launch on BBC in MENA, DokuTV in Former Yugoslavia and Albania, CANAL+ in Poland, TVI in Portugal, and Movistar Plus+ in Spain.  

Fremantle is credited with developing successful docuseries "Shadow of Truth" by Silvio Productions, a Fremantle company, Danielle Laidley: Two Tribes by JAM TV, Stan, Fremantle, alongside premium feature documentaries "On The Line: The Richard Williams Story" by Open Stance and "Kim’s Video" by Fremantle, Carnivalesque Films, which had its world premier at the Sundance Film Festival in January.

These latest high-end documentaries from world class producers, offer broadcast partners and viewers insights into fascinating personalities, provocative stories, and unique discoveries. We are proud to represent ambitious programming and these sales reaffirm the commercial appeal of our expansive non-scripted slate. It is a pleasure to work closely with our buyers to bring these captivating documentaries to audiences around the world.” Jens Richter CEO, Commercial and International at Fremantle

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