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MIPTV: “Iron Fist” hits the market – “Cobra 11” makes its way to Australia
Cannes, April 9, 2014 | MIPTV once again proved to be a good market for German distributor Global Screen, with international deals being completed for new and upcoming programmes as well as for several classics from the Munich-based company’s distribution portfolio.
Although not yet ready for delivery, IRON FIST, the action-packed story about Germany’s most famous knight, was met with lively interest from buyers in Spain, Italy, France, UK and Eastern Europe. The new RTL series DOCTOR BEHIND BARS also managed to impress many of the international buyers in Cannes.
The partly-animated, high-budget miniseries PINOCCHIO has continued its successful run on the international market with further sales to Norway (NRK Super) and Portugal (SIC). After having already been sold to free TV station TF1, further deals for the French market were closed, with Canal+ acquiring pay TV rights and SevenSept opting for home video and VOD.
The most recent season of the long-running success ALARM FOR COBRA 11 has already been sold into all major territories. For the first time ever, Global Screen was also able to place the German action series in the Australian market, with free TV station SBS picking up seasons 13 and 14. The romantic telenovela STORM OF LOVE will also continue its successful run in many countries, with new episodes being sold to Italy (RTI/Mediaset), Finland (MTV Oy), Latvia (Latvian TV), Estonia (TV3), Lithuania (TV3) and the Czech Republic (TV Barrandov), as well as Poland (Romance TV). One of the many feature film classics from Global Screen’s catalogue, STALINGRAD by Joseph Vilsmaier, was also able to make its mark during this year’s MIPTV, with home video and VOD rights being sold to the UK.
Furthermore, Global Screen was able to conclude several deals for programmes from its extensive documentary portfolio. CONQUEST OF THE SEVEN SEAS, dealing with famous explorers Ferdinand Magellan and Sir Francis Drake, was sold to RAI in Italy, TV Prima in the Czech Republic and STV in Slovakia. Further sales to Japan, Korea, China, Qatar and Spain are likely to follow. Buyers from various countries have also expressed their interest in the six-part documentary series BETWEEN FRONTLINES – ICRC DELEGATES AT WORK.
With the format business playing an increasingly bigger role at MIPTV, Global Screen was also able to score a series of sales in this field. Among these, the ULTIMATE CHART SHOW was picked up in Eastern Europe, SCHOOLGIRLS in the Ukraine and RUNAWAY KIDS – THE WAY HOME in the Netherlands. Further format deals were made with Russia, for WELCOME TO NOWHERE, DOC!, and with Greece, for CRAZY ABOUT LOVE.