BBC Select (owned by BBC Studios) , Viasat World, SVT, Dox TV and more….
London/Hampshire, Wednesday 10th January 2024 – Indie distributor Woodcut International has finalised multiple sales with key international broadcasters who have snapped up numerous unscripted titles covering factual, history and true crime content.
BBC Select, the BBC Studios owned and operated ad-free subscription service offering documentaries across history, travel, culture, true crime and more, to audiences in the U.S. and Canada, has taken a package of over 20 hours of programming which includes titles such as World War II: Women on the Frontline, A Royal Guide To… (K)nox: The Rob Knox Story, The Man Who Took Shannon Matthews and Forgotten War Stories.
MagellanTV in the US took a package totalling 38 hours that included Football: A Brief History by Alfie Allen, The Underground Army, and Murder Casebook for its streaming platform, whilst Blue Ant Media picked up Murder Casebook for its FAST channel.
In Europe, SVT (Sweden) and Viasat World (Poland and wider Scandinavia, CEE footprint), took World War II: Women on the Frontline, and La7 (Italy) picked up A Royal Guide To.. (Season 1), with streamer Dox TV (Hungary) taking a 58 hour programming package that featured Surviving A Serial Killer, How I Caught The Killer, (K)nox: The Rob Knox Story and The Underground Army.
In the Middle East, Al Jazeera acquired Forgotten War Stories.
Finally, the specialist arts streamer Marquee TV (US/UK) picked up the filmed theatrical productions Touching the Void, and Wuthering Heights.
Koulla Anastasi, Managing Director, Woodcut International added: “Despite it being a challenging year for most distributors, the tide seems to be changing. We have had some great conversations with international buyers in recent months and we are delighted to unveil these sales. As we continue to grow our dynamic slate of unscripted content, we very much look forward to the coming year and further extending our global reach.”