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ORF-Enterprise Secures Deals for Blue-Chip Docs, TV Series & More


At MIPTV in Cannes, ORF-Enterprise secured a number of deals, including several for blue-chip documentaries from ORF’s UNIVERSUM nature and history division such as Wild Shetland and Russia’s Wild Sea.

ARTE picked up Wild Shetland in addition to Seefeld: Tyrolean Wonderland for French and German audiences. Wild Shetland was also picked up by Italy’s Rai, which acquired in its 6-hour package Russia’s Wild Sea, Wild Austria and Lake Constance: Wilderness on the Water as well.

Also buying titles from the ORF-Enterprise wildlife catalog was Ushuaia in France, which picked up Lungau: Highlife at Low Temperatures and John Murray’s On a River in Ireland; and France 5, which licensed Wild Albania. In Latin America, the Brazilian VOD platform Encripta acquired the first titles of the wildlife lineup.

Documentary Maria Theresia: Europe’s Mother-in-Law was picked up by Mediawans in France, while Viasat acquired the Inventors Under the Swastika doc for its channels in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe. Christmas in Vienna was licensed to Knowledge Networks in Canada.

Three new crime movies from ORF’s successful hit show serial Tatort (Scene of the Crime) will become available to Italian audience via Discovery Italia’s free-to-air channel Giallo. Scene of the Crime adds to the company’s lineup of fictional content from Austria, which includes the ORF original TV series Walking on Sunshine that premiered in Cannes.

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