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Cineflix Apollo 11 doc lands in CEE

Finestripe Productions’ The Day We Walked on the Moon was ordered by ITV

NATPE BUDAPEST: Networks in Bulgaria and Poland have acquired an array of factual titles from UK distributor Cineflix Rights, including a documentary to coincide with this year’s 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing.

Bulgaria’s Vivacom Arena channel, run by national telco EAD, has acquired 60 hours from Cineflix, with The Day We Walked on the Moon (1×60’) among three anniversary titles from Scottish indie Finestripe Productions.

Made for UK broadcaster ITV, the show has been picked up alongside The Day Hitler Died (1×60’) and The Day Kennedy Died (1×60’) for the same broadcaster.

Harry & Meghan: Inside The Royal Wedding (1×60’), made by ITN Productions for NBC in the US, and Strip the Cosmos (6×60’), from Windfall Films for Science Channel US and Discovery Europe, are among the other titles licensed by Vivacom Arena.

Meanwhile, in Poland, NC+ has acquired Blizzard Road Productions’ Impossible Planet (12×60’) for its Planete+ channel, alongside Impossible Builds (8×60’), made by Windfall Films for the UK’s Channel 4.

Polish free TV network Stopklatka has acquired a range of shows including the latest season of long-running aviation disaster investigation series Mayday (10×60’), made by Cineflix Productions for Discovery Canada, Smithsonian Channel US and National Geographic Channels International.

Lucy Rawson, Cineflix Rights’ VP of sales for Africa, CEE, Middle East and Southern Mediterranean, closed the deals, which were unveiled as the Natpe Budapest conference got underway.


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