MIPCOM Spotlight: Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution


The series 9-1-1, which explores the high-pressure experiences of police officers, paramedics and firefighters, now has a second season in the U.S., and Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution is showcasing the title at MIPCOM.

9-1-1 is the perfect example of an outstanding procedural that combines suspense and wild hope with every daring rescue,” says Cristina Sala, VP of sales for Europe at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. “The series has managed to balance character development and heartfelt dramatic moments with action-packed sequences explored in each episode.”

Also a procedural drama, Proven Innocent features “lots of twists and turns,” says Sala. He adds, “Broadcasters in Italy, Greece and Turkey are always hungry for strong procedural dramas.”

The company is also presenting the comedy What We Do in the Shadows, based on the cult classic film of the same name. “What We Do in the Shadows is unique because of its amazing script,” Sala says.

The hit drama This Is Us has been in “great demand” since its U.S. launch, “largely because of the show’s superb storytelling and compelling family themes that are presented in a unique and authentic manner,” says Dorothy Crompton, VP of format licensing at Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution. “These themes are universal and lend themselves to localization in any territory around the world.”

The company is also offering format rights for Last Man Standing and How I Met Your Mother. “Last Man Standing is a reflection of the change in societies around the world where men are no longer making all of the rules,” says Crompton. How I Met Your Mother features storylines that are “evergreen and allow networks to reach large audiences, young and old.”

She adds, “All of these formats represent modern-day societies and topical life issues.”