VIS Inks New Deals for ABBA: Secrets of Their Greatest Hits


ViacomCBS International Studios (VIS) has confirmed a raft of new global distribution deals for two titles from its U.K. studios’ slate of factual-entertainment programming—ABBA: Secrets of their Greatest Hits and season two of The Wonderful World of Chocolate.

Produced in-house for Channel 5 in the U.K., the 60-minute documentary ABBA: Secrets of their Greatest Hits will transmit across six major networks, including Nine Network (Australia), RTL (The Netherlands), Discovery (Spain), Medialaan (Belgium), MTV Oy (Finland) and SVT (Sweden). The doc reveals secrets behind the making of some of ABBA’s most iconic songs, from what inspired the four bandmates and to their own personal circumstances and the drama that surrounded them.

Season two of The Wonderful World of Chocolate will air on SBS (Australia), TV2 (Denmark), RTL (The Netherlands), and TV4 (Sweden). The docuseries delves into the history of chocolate, revealing facts about the world’s most famous confectioners and taking audiences on factory tours while also looking ahead to brand-new innovations.

Lauren Marriott, VP of international content sales at VIS, said: “We’re thrilled to introduce two fantastic VIS U.K.-produced factual series to new audiences around the world. At a time where the world feels particularly upside down and inside out, at least one thing stays the same: ABBA and chocolate will always bring a smile to faces the world over.”