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BBCS, Foxtel, Movistar among buyers at BossaNova Media Development Day

BBC Studios, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, has acquired history series Ottoman Empire by Train.

Professor Alice Roberts

Produced by Spark Media, the 5×60’ series sees Professor Alice Roberts explore a civilisation that spanned three continents, 70 countries and 600 years.

It is one of several projects that have found buyers after being originally pitched at BossaNova Media’s annual Development Day event.

The fourth edition was held in October, with content creation, funding and distribution company BossaNova fast-tracking factual projects with international potential.

Sales subsequently announced include Flicker Productions’ The Flight Attendant Murders (4×60’) being picked up by Sundance Now in the US, plus Foxtel Group and SBS in Australia.

Meanwhile, The Andes Tragedy: 50 Years On, (1×60’) by AMS Pictures, has been acquired by Telewizja Polsat in Poland, RTBF in Belgium, Movistar in Spain, Foxtel Group and SBS Australia, Canada’s Bell Media (Canal D), TV4 in Sweden and Finland, TV2 in Norway and DPG in Benelux.

Siegfried and Roy: The Original Tiger Kings (1×60’), a documentary about the German American magicians, has been sold to Foxtel Group, TV4 and DPG.

Finally, A+E Networks EMEA has ordered a second 6×60’ season of transport documentary series Secrets of the Lost Liners, produced by Content Kings.

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