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Passion launches UpStream Media to extend FAST and YouTube channel push

Tinopolis-owned Passion Distribution has launched a subsidiary to oversee its FAST and YouTube channel operations. UpStream Media will focus on digital rights management and digital growth opportunities, with Passion’s head of YouTube channels, Joe Elliott, leading the division. It will manage channels using content from across the Tinopolis umbrella, which includes Firecracker Films, Mentorn Media, […]

News round-up: Espresso unveils doc trio; Factual deals for Passion; Abacus to shop ‘Legacy List’

Espresso unveils doc trio Espresso Media International has unveiled three new documentaries from its distribution slate launching at Hot Docs 2023. Espresso are representing worldwide rights (excluding Canada) for the trio, which are all commissioned by Canada’s Documentary Channel. Two of the docs are produced by Frequent Flyer, including The Man Who Stole Einstein’s Brain, […]

Vice Distribution recruits Passion alum as EMEA sales director

Vice Distribution, the global sales arm of Vice Media Group, has hired Passion Distribution’s Alexa Dubard as sales director for EMEA. London-based Dubard is tasked with diversifying revenue streams, expanding Vice’s foothold in the market and maximising the value of Vice IP – through deals such as the rollout of the company’s news FAST channels, […]

Lionsgate, SPT & Newen join The London TV Screenings

Lionsgate, Sony Pictures Television, Newen Connect, Eccho Rights and Viaplay Content Distribution are among new additions to the schedule for The London TV Screenings, which takes place 27 February to 3 March. The five companies take the total number of hosts to 26, with each carving out time in the calendar to deliver a mixture […]

NHK, Korea’s Yoon N Company & BBC Asia pick up from Passion

Korea’s Yoon N Company and BBC Asia have snagged rights to an array of Passion Distribution’s factual shows, ahead of the Asia TV Forum which starts later this week. The Tinopolis-owned sales firm has sold more than 100 hours of content to networks and streamers, with BBC Asia buying Engineering Reborn from sibling Pioneer Productions […]

MIPCOM round-up: Abacus sells Mariupol doc; Noah picks up Irvine Welsh film; Passion snags ‘Men Of West Hollywood’

Abacus sells Mariupol doc Abacus Media Rights has secured a raft of global sales after acquiring documentary Mariupol: The People’s Story (working title) for global distribution, excluding the UK and Northern Ireland. Produced by Top Hat Productions and commissioned by the BBC’s flagship current affairs series, Panorama, the title available as a 60- and 90-minute feature […]

London TV Screenings sets 2023 dates, goes up against BBC Studios Showcase

London TV Screenings, the fast-growing event organised by All3Media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios, is to be held over the same week as BBC Studios’ flagship market. The London screenings event’s third iteration will run from Monday, 27 February to Friday, 3 March next year, following a 2022 version that attracted more than […]

ABC Australia & BBC Persia take docs as Passion strikes global factual deals

Broadcasters in the US, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and Australasia have acquired a range of talent-led factual titles, following deals with Passion Distribution. ABC in Australia, Gusto/Living Discovery in New Zealand, Apt in the US, URTV in Sweden and ERT in Greece have all picked up the 3 x 60-minute series Miriam And Alan: […]

Beyond, Blue Ant, Studiocanal & Cineflix among distributors joining London TV Screenings

Studiocanal, Beyond Rights, Blue Ant International and Cineflix Rights are among a swathe of distributors to have formally joined London TV Screenings, which is set to take place early next year. The quartet join event organisers All3Media International, Banijay Rights, eOne, Fremantle and ITV Studios, which earlier this month confirmed that next year’s London-based event […]

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