D360 Closes Raft of Deals on New Factual Titles


Distribution360 (D360) has concluded a number of international deals for recent titles from its factual catalog, including the Netflix original Blown Away, which has been licensed to Canada’s Bell Media for its French-language channel Z-Tele.

Also in Canada, Rogers Media/SCN has licensed Innovation Nation. Produced by Partners in Motion, the series travels the globe to look at the scientific discoveries shaping our planet. In the U.S., Court TV Mystery (aka The Escape Network) has picked up two true-crime titles: the long-running true-crime series Crime Stories, which examines some of North America’s most horrifying crimes, and 13 Seconds: The Kent State Shootings, which chronicles the events of a campus anti-war protest that got out of hand, leaving four dead and many injured. Both titles were produced by Partners in Motion.

Distribution360 has also finalized a package of 40 hours with Vobile in China, comprising Crime Stories; Legend Hunters, which looks for the truth behind real-life mysteries; Terror in the Woods, a Wild Dreams Films production examining paranormal encounters in the wild; plus Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF and Red Arrows—Inside the Bubble, both from Archie Productions. Meanwhile, Phoenix TV in Hong Kong has acquired London’s Modern Buildings, a five-part series created by Zatzu Media.

Finally, in Europe, Towercom in Slovakia has picked up season one of Flying Cork Media’s Tomorrow’s World Today, which examines how pioneers are using technology to create a more sustainable society. Russia’s Kontent has taken Innovation Nation, while the AG Rubin Group, also in Russia, has committed to Puppy SOS, the puppy-behavior program from White Iron Pictures.

Diane Rankin, Distribution360’s senior VP of rights, commented: “Continued strong interest in true crime, paranormal, and technology—particularly where it relates to future sustainability—has driven many of these new deals. With the input of our international expertise and this market demand, we are supporting new development from marblemedia that also falls into these popular genres, plus others including history, and we look forward to discussing our new slate of projects with buyers next week in New Orleans. We’ll also be on the hunt for similar premium factual concepts from producers, for development and future international market launches.”