Fremantle has secured a new exclusive licensing agreement with Russian broadcasters Viasat and more.tv.
Viasat Channels and ViP Play online cinema have picked up such titles from Fremantle as The Young Pope directed Paolo Sorrentino, Dublin Murders from series creator and writer Sarah Phelps and the spy series Deutschland 83 and Deutschland 86 created by Anna Winger and Jörg Winger. Brand-new prime-time dramas on the slate include the Chilean psychological thriller La Jauría, the historical drama The Windermere Children and The Sister from Euston Films, adapted from the Neil Cross thriller novel Burial.
The deal with more.tv will see their viewers get access to Picnic at Hanging Rock, Hard Sun, Dublin Murders, Deutschland 83 and Deutschland 86. more.tv will offer exclusive first-run screenings for new series including We Are Who We Are, a new coming-of-age story from Luca Guadagnino set on an American military base; The Investigation, a six-part series following the complex investigation surrounding the murder of Swedish journalist Kim Wall; middle Eastern war thriller No Man’s Land; and Deutschland 89, the final season of the award-winning spy series.
The multiyear deal will see both broadcasters acquire a selection of Fremantle’s new shows and library programming in 2020 and over the coming years, plus library volume commitments each year.
Nick Pawsey, VP of sales and distribution for CEE, Russia, CIS, International, at Fremantle, said: “We’re excited to be in partnership with both Viasat and more.tv to bring some of the world’s most-loved dramas and upcoming cutting-edge series to Russian audiences for the first time. This multiyear agreement reflects our priority to help deliver an unparalleled curated range of premium content that will offer an exciting new addition for both channels and their SVOD services in this highly competitive market.”