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France tv distribution Secures New Drama Sales


Ahead of MIPTV, France tv distribution has confirmed new sales for several best-selling series from its drama catalog.

The company has struck a new partnership deal with Walter Presents, Global Series Network’s VOD platform. Something to Hide (Thalie Images) and The Wagner Method (Incognita Films) are traveling to the U.K., where Walter Presents is available on Channel 4 and its streaming platform All 4; and North America, where the shows will be launched online in the U.S. and Canada on Walter Presents via PBS Masterpiece on Prime Video Channels, and in the U.S. only on Walter Presents via Comcast Xfinity X1 and Roku.

The true-crime series Something to Hide arrives in Spain on Cosmo TV, along with the Perfect Crimes collection. Laetitia (CPB Films/L’Ile Clavel) will be launched in Spain on Filmin. This series has also been launched on SBS on Demand in Australia, along with Derby Girl (Noon, Kabo Productions), a digital series created for France Télévisions’ slash platform.

The first season of Bright Minds (JLA Productions) is coming to Japan’s AXN Mystery Channel and to Italian-speaking Switzerland’s RSI. Season two has been sold in Italy to Discovery Italy and in Spain to Cosmo TV. Criminal Games is also traveling to Poland (Mainstream) and Croatia (HRT). The Mary Higgins Clark collection (Storia TV/Europacorp) has been sold to Croatia’s HRT. Four series are hitting Lithuania’s LNK—Captain Marleau (Passion Films), the Perfect Crimes collection, Alex Hugo (France tv studio) and the Murder in… collection. This last show has also been sold to Russian distributor Russian Russian Report.

France Télévisions’ TV series Chronicles of the Sun (France tv studio/Espios Productions) is coming to Georgia’s Silknet; its format has been sold to Antenna in Greece.

Julia Schulte, senior VP of international sales, said: “Drama distribution has moved up to a new level. We are very proud to announce these new sales and the production of the Greek version of Chronicles of the Sun broadcast on the network Antenna. This is an excellent way to make our French IPs travel to foreign countries, even the daily shows. It confirms the trend of scripted formats, which is a great opportunity for us and our producers.”

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