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Banijay Rights Shores Up New Marie Antoinette Deals


Banijay Rights has lined up new broadcasters for the historical drama Marie Antoinette, a CANAL+ Creation Originale.

Created and written by Deborah Davis (The Favourite), the series has been acquired by Antenna Plus (Ant1+) in Greece, Česká televize in the Czech Republic, DIRECTV in Latin America and Canada’s CBC/Radio-Canada for CBC Gem (English) and ICI Télé and ICI Tou.tv (French).

Additional pickups include RTÉ in Ireland, Sky Italia, Radio & Television Slovakia (RTVS) and Viaplay across all Nordic and Baltic countries and the Netherlands.

These new agreements follow previous sales of Marie Antoinette to BBC First in Australia, PBS Distribution in the U.S. and BBC Two and iPlayer in the U.K.

Claire Jago, executive VP of sales and acquisitions for EMEA at Banijay Rights, said: “Boasting tour-de-force performances, beautiful scenery and powerful writing from Deborah Davis, Marie Antoinette is an extraordinary drama that continues to appeal to broadcasters and streaming services worldwide. We’re extremely pleased that so many new buyers have acquired this series, which gives one of the most comprehensive accounts of this unique woman to date.”

About Kristin Brzoznowski

Kristin Brzoznowski is the executive editor of World Screen. She can be reached at kbrzoznowski@worldscreen.com.


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