Sundog Pictures Programming Sells Worldwide


More than 100 hours of content from factual producer Sundog Pictures has been licensed to broadcasters and platforms in a number of territories around the globe.

The Truth About Alcohol was sold by DCD Rights to American Public TV in the U.S., BBC Worldwide Asia, BBC Worldwide Africa, BBC Worldwide Poland, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation and New Zealand’s Choice TV. It is also headed to the Netherlands and Luxembourg on CLT-UFA (Dutch Broadcasting); Denmark on Danmarks Radio; Estonia on Estonian Public Broadcasting; North America through Films Media Group; all territories for Little Dot Content; Australia and Papua New Guinea on Nine Network; Norway on NRK; Sweden on SVT; Spain and Andorra on Telefonica Cero; Poland on TV Spektrum; Belgium on VRT; and Finland on YLE.

21st Century Race for Space has been licensed by BBC Worldwide to Denmark’s DR, Ireland RTE, the Netherlands’ Filmlux (RTL 4, RTL5, RTL7 and RTL8), Norway’s Norsk Rikskringkasting, Portugal’s SIC Noticias, Radio Television Hong Kong, BBC Earth in South Africa, BBC Earth Poland and ABC in Australia. It was also snapped up by BBC Earth CEE and BBC VOD CEE in Macedonia; BBC Earth Pan Nordics and BBC Earth VOD Nordics in Scandinavia; BBC Earth Asia; and TVNZ OnDemand in New Zealand.

BBC Worldwide also secured deals for The Truth About HIV with Sweden’s Sveriges Television, Iceland’s Rikisutvarpid-Sjonvarp, Qatar’s Al Jazeera, BBC Worldwide Australia, Hong Kong’s Television Broadcasts, India’s Sony BBC Earth, Norway’s Norsk Rikskringkasting, BBC Earth Poland, Ireland’s RTE, New Zealand’s TVNZ, Latvian Television, BBC Earth in South Africa, BBC Earth Asia, and Romania’s SC RCS and RDS.

Barbie, The Most Famous Doll in the World was sold by Passion Distribution to TVN Poland, RTL Netherlands, SBS Australia, TVNZ New Zealand and TV2 Norway. Inflight sales include KLM/EVA/Emirates/Virgin in the Netherlands, Stellar Entertainment/Virgin Australia, GEE/EVA Airways in Taiwan, GEE/Emirates/UAE in Dubai and GEE/Quantas/Australia.

And several productions led by Reggie Yates were licensed by Raydar Media to a slew of broadcasters in such territories as Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and Norway. Titles include Extreme South Africa, Extreme Russia, Extreme UK, Life and Death in Chicago, Addicted to Ice and Race Riots USA.

Johnny Webb, the CEO of Sundog Pictures, remarked: “2017 was the year in which our content really started to go global. Our ambition is to build an international reputation for premium factual programming with intelligent and accessible storytelling, innovation in funding models and an openness to new platforms. These sales—along with our recent 12-hour deal with Netflix—show that we are on our way to doing that. Our programming aims to bring new audiences to serious subjects, so we are delighted with the global reach and scope of these sales.”