Banijay Rights has sold 170 hours of factual programming set to air this year on TV 2 Denmark.
The deal includes a range of new licenses for shows such as 10 Puppies and Us (RDF Television for BBC Two). The 4×60-minute series charts the ups and downs of ten puppies and their families during their first six months together.
The agreement also covers season two of Saving Lives at Sea (Blast! Films for BBC Two), which follows unpaid volunteers who put their lives on the line to provide a vital rescue service on Britain’s waters for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution. TV 2 also secured season 20 of Location Location Location (IWC Media for Channel 4), while relicensing five additional earlier seasons of the long-running property show and three seasons of Secret Dealers (RDF Television for ITV).
Ole Stolberg, the VP of sales for the Nordics at Banijay Rights, commented, “We’re very pleased to see this large package of factual content heading to TV 2; the deal will see a number of new shows making their debut in Denmark alongside proven favorites returning to screens. This acquisition is a fantastic example of the diverse variety of subject matter in our factual portfolio, yet also showcases the continued overarching demand for content that features relatable, real-life characters and situations that will appeal to a wide variety of viewers across multiple time slots.”
TV 2’s acquisitions executive Troels Branth Pedersen said, “At TV 2, we are glad to have secured this large package of factual content from Banijay Rights. U.K. factual travels well to Scandinavia and is a proven success with our viewers, not least due to clever editing and high production values. Therefore, a series like Location Location Location is, in its 20th season, as viable and entertaining as ever, and we are looking forward to sharing it with our viewers.”