The Night Manager Set for China’s Youku Tudou & FranceTV


LONDON: The John le Carré drama The Night Manager, which made its U.S. debut last night on AMC, has been licensed to the streaming platform Youku Tudou in China and the French broadcaster FranceTV.

IMG and The Ink Factory secured the two new sales for the espionage drama. The Night Manager, which stars Hugh Laurie (House) and Tom Hiddleston (The Avengers, War Horse), recently wrapped its six-week run in the U.K. and has already been sold into a slew of other markets.

Previous deals include Tele München Group for German-speaking Europe, C More and TV4 for the Nordic territories, DR for Denmark, Sky Italia for Italy, BBC First and SBS for Australia, TV3 for New Zealand, and AMC International for Iberia, Eastern Europe, Russia, Asia (excluding Japan), Latin America, Africa and the Middle East.

Simon Cornwell, co-CEO at The Ink Factory, said: “We are thrilled to see the incredible global response to The Night Manager, which has now been sold to networks covering over 188 countries. It has been wonderful working with IMG to ensure that this internationally resonant series is seen and enjoyed by audiences the world over, and we are proud to have built such a strong group of broadcast partners.”

The Night Manager has captured the imagination of broadcasters around the world, and we are delighted to have secured deals in these key territories with Youku Tudou as our partner in China and the French broadcast network FranceTV,” said WME | IMG Partner Chris Rice. “These partnerships underscore the power of our worldwide sales force as we continue to explore all platforms to bring this fantastic series to the widest audience possible.”