Flame Distribution closed a raft of sales with key international broadcasters on a selection of biography, wildlife, travel, and health documentaries. “We work closely with approximately 200 different producers from around the world and are very mindful when it comes to selecting programming that is thought-provoking as well as entertaining.
We are delighted to see these titles extend into these new territories,” said Fiona Gilroy, Content Sales & Acquisitions Director, Flame Distribution. "Greta Thunberg: The Voice of the Future" (1x57’) which tells the story of how one incredible Swedish teenager went on to inspire a global movement to fight for climate change was picked up by National Geographic Channel for Poland, Romania, and Latin America, as well as Emirates Cable TV UAE.
A package deal was struck with TV Polsat in Poland who acquired titles such as "Britney Spears: Breaking Point" (1x60’), "Lady Gaga Encore" (1x54’), and "Michael Jackson: Chase the Truth" (1x60’). On the other hand, BBC Studios has snapped-up "Work on the Wild Side" (20x60’ produced by Waddell Media) for their African channel BBC Earth, which follows vets, veterinary nurses, and long term volunteers who have moved to South Africa to rescue, rehabilitate and help save the lives of some extraordinary animals.
VIASAT has also licensed the title for their Baltic, CEE, Scandinavia, Russia, and CIS feeds. YLE (Finland) licensed two productions from New Zealand producers – "Unbreakable" (7x44’ produced by Storymaker Ltd) which follows a group of remarkable individuals with disabilities as they pursue their life goals, and "Brave New Wilderness: Kakapo" (1x52’ produced by Making Movies and Scott Mouat), which follows the success story behind rescuing two species from extinction – the world’s rarest parrot (the Kakapo) and a giant mountain swamp-hen (the Takahe).
Finally, HRT in Croatia and Travel & Adventure TV in Russia have both taken the travel documentary series "Passion Italy" (6x30’) which celebrates all the things Italy is known for such as art, architecture, performance, food, and culture, introducing viewers to local artisans and undiscovered places off the beaten path.