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Flame fires up int’l sales

Australia’s Flame Distribution has landed a raft of sales for its factual programming, including a 130-hour package deal with Oposum in Albania and Kosovo.

The Oposum package includes The Age of Robots (6×52’/6×26’), which was produced by The Lighthouse for public broadcaster Rai TV in Italy.

The Island Project (1×53’), produced by Equine Productions, has also been acquired by the UK’s Horse & Country TV while The Age of Robots was picked up by Axess Publishing in Sweden.

Bahama Blue, made by Parallax Film Productions, is also part of a package deal with HRT in Croatia and has also been acquired by Spanish public broadcaster RTVE along with the second season of Redesign My Brain (3×60’), produced by Mindful Media for ABC in Australia. The show has also been sold to DR in Denmark.

Science show The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World (1×52’) has been sold to ITI Neovision in Poland and public broadcaster YLE in Finland. The programme was made by Smith & Nasht Production and Real to Reel Productions for ZDF/Arte, SVT Sweden, CBC Canada and Curiosity Stream in the US. YLE has also acquired Frank Lloyd Wright: The Man Who Built America (1×60’), which was produced by Wildflame Productions for the BBC in the UK.

TV4 in Sweden has acquired crime series The Sheriffs Are Coming (20×45’), which was made by Screenchannel Television for BBC1 in the UK, while Mind Over Money (6×30’) produced by Ruckus Media for TVNZ was sold to Discovery Poland.

National Geographic Channel Australia has bought new history title Kokoda – The Spirit Lives (1×94’), made by Limestreet Studios, while Australian public broadcaster SBS has acquired the documentary It’s Not Just Me (1×60’) by Escalator Productions.

In France, public broadcaster France Ô has picked up Zach’s Ceremony (1×55’/1×92’) by Wangala Films for SBS Australia.

AB Thematiques picked up French-speaking rights for Restoration Garage (9×45’/8×45’), from Pixcom Productions for The History Channel Canada, and Pet Island (6×30’/6×25’) by Ronin Films for BBC Northern Ireland and RTÉ among others.

In South Africa, Ignition Channel acquired the series Bike World (10×22’), made by Bike Channel; Restoration Garage (9×45’/8×45’) and Ultimate Wheels (8×43’) by Splash Media for A+E Networks UK, while lifestyle series Get Growing was sold to the Home Channel.

Cignal TV in the Philippines acquired food series A Chef’s Life made by Markay Media and Ben’s Menu by Creative Media Productions for Network Ten.

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