Blue Ant International has acquired more than 30 hours of factual-entertainment series and documentaries from London-based ITN Productions.
Through the deal, the distributor will take exclusive worldwide rights to a raft of documentaries and series, including The Royal Documentaries, a package of 20 one-off documentaries that present new perspectives on the royal family. Originally commissioned for Channel 5, the programming in the package ranges from the present-day dynamics of Prince Harry to nostalgic look backs at Diana and Queen Elizabeth II.
The Royal Documentaries include William and Kate: Too Good to be True?, Harry and Meghan: Two Troubled Years, Diana: A Mother’s Love, Diana’s Last Summer, Diana: Queen of Hearts, How Diana Changed Britain, Prince Harry: The Troubled Prince, The Royals on Holiday, The Queen Mother’s Blitz, King George VI: Brother, Husband, King, Philip: A King Without a Crown, The Queen: Duty Before Family, Charles and Camilla: King and Queen In Waiting, Anne: The Daughter Who Should Be Queen, Secrets of the Royal Art Treasures, The Queen and Charles: Mother and Son, The Trouble With Margaret, The Queen and Her Prime Ministers and Queen Mary: How She Saved the Royals.
Blue Ant International has also acquired the rights for ITN’s Iconic British Biographies, which includes four titles: Winston Churchill (w/t), Admiral Nelson (w/t), Isambard Kingdom-Brunel (w/t) and The Real Lawrence of Arabia (w/t).
Ludo Dufour, senior VP of international co-productions and sales for Blue Ant International, said: “ITN Productions has created a rich slate of series and documentaries that give a fresh and contemporary look on fascinating historical figures and intriguing facets of the Royal Family. Audiences all over the world will be captivated by the personal stories of these public figures, their beloved traditions and their effect on culture and society both over time and in the present day.”