APC Sees Global Deals for New Sting Doc


About Premium Content (APC) has signed a raft of new deals across its factual slate, including new broadcasters signing up for the documentary Sting, A Free Man.

Produced by Claude Lacaze’s new factual label Terminal 9, supported by Nevision, the hour-long doc Sting, A Free Man has been commissioned for ARTE France. Also on board are Sky Arts (U.K.), Mediaset (Italy), Canal+ and Planete+ (Poland), Movistar + (Spain), Radio-Canada, ARTV (Canada), VRT (Belgium), RTV (Slovakia), Channel One (Russia), Proximus (Belgium) and RTS, RSI and SRF (Switzerland). The film features exclusive interviews with the singer, his family and many celebrated artists, like will.i.am and others, who have crossed his path over the years.

APC also landed sales for season two of Dream the Future. The series is headed to Radio-Canada – Explora Canada, Spain’s Odissea and Portugal’s Odissea (AMC Networks International Iberia), FTV Prima (Czech Republic), Next Step Media Thailand, RSI Switzerland and Planete+ Poland, with new broadcasters also picking up the rights to season one, including HRT Croatia, RTV (Slovakia) and FTV Prima (Czech Republic).

The investigative film Freightened was snapped up by new broadcasters, including PTS Taiwan, RTV Slovakia and RTVE Spain. Broadcasters already on board the one-off special include DR in Denmark, VARA Netherlands, LTV Latvia, SBS in Australia, Medialaan in Belgium, YLE Finland, RTBF in Belgium, Austria’s ORF, RAI Uno in Italy, Spain’s Odissea (AMC Networks International Iberia), TVB in Hong Kong and Planete+ Poland (NC+).

Laurent Boissel, joint CEO and co-founder at APC, said: “We continue to build our slate of far-reaching and thought-provoking documentary programs and we are delighted that new broadcasters continue to show their commitment to both our social films and long-running, critically acclaimed series.”