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Quintus Studios acquires programming from Hat Trick, 3DD, Drive for AVOD

History title Should We Bomb Auschwitz? has been picked up from Drive

MIPCOM: German factual distributor and channel owner Quintus Studios has acquired shows from a range of independent prodcos for its growing roster of AVoD channels.

The company shows most of its AVoD content on its various YouTube channels, which include flagship account Free Documentary plus FD Real, FD History, FD Nature and Endevr.

The deals with independent producers and distributors including Hat Trick International, 3DD, Albatross World Sales, WAG Entertainment, Drive and Federation Entertainment total more than 100 hours of premium factual content across history, natural history and feature documentaries.

For FD History, Quintus has acquired War Factories (8×60’), The Great War in Numbers (6×60’) and World War II in Numbers (8×60’) in a package of programming from WAG Entertainment (part of the Asacha Media Group).

An agreement with London prodco 3DD brings 22 hours of premium history content including The Monuments Men, Hitler’s Olympics and Shakespeare: The Legacy to the FD History channel.

From UK distributor Drive, Quintus has picked up titles such as Lost Home Movies of Nazi Germany, Should We Bomb Auschwitz? and Secrets of Airline Food heading for Endevr and FD History.

For Free Documentary and FD Real, Quintus has taken a 30-hour package of premium content from UK distributor Hat Trick International that includes Mega Air, Mega Shippers, The Insider: Reggie Yates and repo reality show The Enforcers.

A 21-hour premium natural history content deal has been agreed with Germany’s Albatross World Sales for shows including Antarctica – Tales from the End of the World, Band of Bears, China’s Wild West and Wild Galapagos, all of which will be available on FD Nature.

Finally, Quintus has licensed a range of feature documentaries including Birds of Passage, Ham: Astrochimp and Homo Sapiens from France’s Federation Entertainment for FD Nature and FD History. The deals were revealed as Mipcom gets underway in Cannes this week.


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