Kicking off MIPTV 2017 with its annual wildlife & nature presentation, ORF-Enterprise wrapped significant deals with its renowned blue chip line-up from ORF’s “UNIVERSUM” strand.
At the annual dinner ORF-Enterprise and ORF Universum presented a preview of 20 new 4K natural history productions, including flagship series “Sky River of the Himalayas”, coproduced by CCTV 10 and CITVC, ARTE France, ZDF and commissioned in a prebuy by SVT.
The Swedish broadcaster also acquired “The Canary Islands”. The two-parter has been picked recently by ARTE G.E.I.E. (Germany and France), SRF (Switzerland), RTL (Netherlands), TV AD (Vietnam) and NHK (Japan), where the program will be aired alongside ORF’s “Vanishing Kings – Part I”. Part II of the awarded documentary is scheduled for delivery in late summer 2017 and will premiere at the Jackson Hole Wildlife Film Festival & Summit.
Al Jazeera (Qatar) and AB (France) acquired “Smart Cities” and “Techno Sapiens” from ORF’s science slot “Newton”, while a package of ORF’s weekly series discovering fascinating facts about our everyday life will air on TV AD Vietnam’s TV-channels soon together with more than 25 documentaries of ORF Universum’s wildlife titles.
WDR (Germany) secured the top black humor TV-series “Boesterreich” and the edgy family saga “Old Money”. Furthermore all seven seasons (58 x 45 min.) of the humorous TV-crime series “Four Women and a Funeral“ have been picked by Viacom (Italy), while AXN Mystery (Japan) will broadcast the hit-show in a second season after its successful launch in 2016.
Netflix (German speaking Europe, Benelux) continues offering a fine selection of ORF’s fiction programs including the second season of the successful TV-series “Suburbia – Women on the Edge”, which premiered with a phenomenal market share of 36% (12-49 years in Austria) as well as all five seasons of the enthralling crime-series “Fast Forward“.
Kabel Deutschland (Germany) bags a documentary and fiction package including the most famous ORF TV-crime series “Fast Forward” for its VoD-service. iflix (SEA, Africa, MENA, CIS, Caribbean, Pacific) and Curiosity Stream secured further titles from ORF-Enterprise’s factual line-up including a selection of ORF Universum highlights.
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