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D360 inks global sales, picks up fact ent

D360 will distribute Accord Productions’ Jack of All Tastes

Broadcasters in Germany, Ukraine, Taiwan and Canada have acquired unscripted programming from Canadian distributor D360, which has added five titles from US outfits Accord Productions and Emporium Productions to its catalogue.

Spiegel TV in Germany, Ukraine’s Kino TV and CTS in Taiwan have all taken season one of WW2 Treasure Hunters (7×60’), produced by Emporium. D360 will represent the 7×60’ second season of the series, which follows treasure enthusiasts searching for the valuable undiscovered artefacts from the Second World War, at Mipcom next week.

Kino TV has also taken fellow historical series Edge of War (6×60’) plus Family Travel (43×30’), prank show Random Acts (20×30′) and architecture series London’s Modern Buildings (5×30’). Czech pubcaster Česká Televize has acquired Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble (1×60’).

Canada’s Blue Ant Media and Studio U-7 in Ukraine have taken paranormal programme Terror in the Woods (8×60’), with Studio U-7 also taking 26 further episodes of Ghostly Encounters (83×30’). The Russian arm of Studio U-7 has picked up DIY show Tackle My Reno (14×30’). Elsewhere in Canada, YesTV has bought lifestyle series Give (26×30’) and Random Acts (20×30’).

In science and technology programming, Serbia’s Prava i Prevodi has acquired Innovation Nation (6×30’), Countdown for the Future (6×60’) and seasons one and two of cultural photography series Tales by Light (12×30’), while SNTV has picked up Tomorrow’s World Today (11×30′). Innovation Nation (6×30′) has also been picked up by G Rubin Group in Bulgaria. Finally, RTL in the Netherlands and Justice TV in the US have both picked up more of true crime series Crime Stories, taking 41 and 33 episodes respectively.

In addition to the Emporium pick-up, D360 has added factual and lifestyle entertainment from Accord Productions to present to buyers at Mipcom. Aforementioned tech series Tomorrow’s World Today (11×30’), food series Jack of All Tastes (6×30’) and motoring shows It’s How You Get There (16×30’) and Volo: House of Cars (6×30’) will all be on offer in Cannes.

“Demand for factual entertainment remains high, as supported by our recent sales success, particularly in Eastern Europe, across our unscripted catalogue.” said Diane Rankin, senior VP of international sales and acquisitions at D360.

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