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Twofour Sells OSF’s Inside Mandarin Oriental & More


Twofour Rights has secured deals across Europe, North America, Asia, Africa and Australia for several factual titles from Oxford Scientific Films (OSF), including Inside Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel.

RTL Nederland acquired rights to air the three-part series Inside Mandarin Oriental Hyde Park Hotel in Luxemburg and the Netherlands, while Medialaan picked up the title for Belgium and YES took the series for Israel. Marjan Television Network’s channel Manoto will air the show in Iran and Foxtel’s Lifestyle channel secured rights to air it in Australia. The title aired as A Very British Hotel on Channel 4 in the U.K.

Twofour Rights also inked deals with MTV OY in Finland, Origo Media in Hungary, VRT in Belgium, FTV Prima in Czech Republic and Nine Network in Australia for Oxford Scientific Films’ four-parter Extraordinary Animals. BBC Earth also picked up the series for territories in Africa and Poland, Discovery Networks Asia Pacific for Asian territories and Bell Media for French-speaking Canada. France 5 also secured the series. In addition, the hour-long documentary The Dog with an IQ of 102 was sold to TVB Hong Kong, YES Israel, Discovery Networks for Norway and Sweden, and TV2 Denmark, as well as to Viasat World for CEE and Russia.

Clare Birks, the chief executive of Oxford Scientific Films, said, “OSF’s programs have delighted audiences around the world for many years and it’s great to see our latest productions selling so well.”

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