Here’s a summary of the reported deals from the first day in Cannes. It seems BBC WorldWide was the first stop on several Kiwi channels’ to do lists. The following are all deals between BBCWW and our broadcasters.
TVNZ bought a package of material, including a series of Louis Theroux’s expose of California’s drug underworld The City Addicted to Crystal Meth, stand-up comedy show Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow and drama Father and Son.
TVNZ also picked up factual reality and factual entertainment shows including the premiere of Air Medics, and returning seasons of Celebrity Masterchef, Famous Rich and Homeless and Tribal Wives.
Prime Television picked up three science shows, 10 Things You Need to Know About Sleep, 10 Things You Need to Know About Losing Weight and Make Me…, all from BBC Science producer Michael Mosley.
Rialto Channel secured two feature-length dramas, Soundproof and Last Resort, Best New British Feature at the Edinburgh Film Festival, as well as the two latest seasons of live music show Later With Jools Holland.
Living Channel and Food TV licensed 70 hours of lifestyle content, including Why Are Thin People Not Fat?, 50 Things to Eat Before You Die, Gardeners’ World 2009 and The Hairy Bikers – Mums Know Best.
Documentary Channel picked up over 40 hours of programming, including Inside The Saudi Kingdom, The Satanic Verses Affair and Did Darwin Kill God?. It also rifled through the BBC’s Horizon science strand for films Why Do We Dream?, The Secret Life of Your Bodyclock and the sadly topical Why Can’t We Predict Earthquakes?