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Passion Scores Presales, Sends 160-Plus Hours to Germany


Passion Distribution has presold Planes Gone Viral in several countries and secured agreements to bring more than 160 hours of programming to Germany.

Network Ten in Australia, SKY in New Zealand and NTV in Germany picked up the eight-parter Planes Gone Viral. The prime-time factual-entertainment series from Pioneer Productions reveals the science behind the world’s most shocking aircraft incidents caught on camera.

Additionally, Passion Distribution licensed more than 160 hours of programming to broadcasters in Germany, including titles from its factual entertainment, documentary and entertainment slates. RTL picked up a package that includes the first two seasons of All New Cold Justice and Cold Justice: Sex Crimes. Last Days of Pompeii is heading to RTL GEO. Also in Germany, n-tv picked up Secrets of the World’s Super Skyscrapers, while RTL licensed Charlie Luxton’s Homes by the Med seasons one and two.

Germany’s Sport1 acquired a package deal that includes the presale of Japandemonium, season four of Klondike, and the second season of Find It, Fix It, Flog It. ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland acquired Make You Laugh Out Loud seasons two through four, as well as the compilation series Funniest Ever Lols and the tenth season of Robot Wars.

Emmanuelle Namiech, the CEO of Passion Distribution, said “Planes Gone Viral comes from collaboration at development stage between Pioneer Productions and  Passion Distribution, in response to the needs from the international market and is financed through presales and investment. Funding models to create content continue to evolve and it is essential for producers and distributors to work closely to ensure content that meets international needs. We are delighted to work with Pioneer and our pre-sales partners to enable this great show to be made.”

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