NATPE ’19: Cineflix strikes crime sales in LatAm, North America

Cineflix Rights has struck a raft of international deals with LatAm and North American broadcasters for programmes including Secrets of the Morgue (pictured) ahead of next week’s NATPE market. 

US cable channel Justice Network has acquired a number of titles from the distributor’s crime and investigation slate, including Secrets of the Morgue (series 1, 26 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions for A+E Networks UK); Bizarre Murders (52 x 30 minutes, Cineflix Productions for US syndication); Hollywood & Crime (6 x 60 minutes, LMNO Cable Group for Investigation Discovery US); and Murder She Solved: True Crime (series 1-3, 24 x 60 minutes, Force Four Entertainment and Mystique Films for OWN Canada).

Investigation Discovery and Canadian public broadcaster CBC have also bought Secrets of the Morgue (series 1, 26 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions for A+E Networks UK).

Elsewhere, Discovery Latin America has bought two titles launched at MIPCOM, including The Wall (6 x 60 minutes, Rondo Media/JTV for S4C Wales and TG4 Ireland) for its LatAm and US Hispanic channels, along with Hitler’s Most Wanted (10 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions for Discovery Networks Europe, UKTV, and Planète France) for its LatAm channels.

The network has also acquired series 5-6 of Brother vs Brother (12 x 60 minutes, Scott Brothers Entertainment for HGTV US) and series 8 of Property Brothers (18 x 60 minutes, Cineflix Productions for HGTV US and Canada).

The deal with Justice Network was closed by Lucinda Gergley-Garner, SVP of sales for North America and German-speaking territories, and the Discovery LatAm deal was signed by Sabrina Ayala, SVP of sales for France, Italy, Iberia and LatAm. Both Gergley-Garner and Ayala will be attending NATPE. 

Chris Bonney, CEO of Rights for Cineflix Media, said: “As these recent sales demonstrate, NATPE Miami continues to be one of Cineflix Rights’ key markets. We’re delighted to be headed there with a premium slate of new and returning titles, many of which are already proving successful in the region.” 

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