Passion Distribution News
PASSION DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES MIPTV 2017 LINE UP
London, Thursday 23rd March 2017, Passion Distribution is delighted to bring to MIPTV 2017 an extensive slate of close to 200 hours of new factual entertainment, documentary and entertainment programming including DR CHRISTIAN WILL SEE YOU NOW, COLD JUSTICE, SPIES and THE GAME OF DATING.
New factual entertainment series with a medical theme include DR CHRISTIAN WILL SEE YOU NOW (10 x 60’) from...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION SPIES NEW UK OPPORTUNITIES
London, Wednesday 15th March, 2017 - Passion Distribution continues to grow its client base of UK production partners and has built new relationships with leading UK producers such as Minnow Films, Pulse Films and Iconoclast, Sundog Pictures and BBC Studios.
As a result Passion Distribution is proud to announce it has picked up access-driven, constructed documentary series SPIES (4 x 60’),...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES SALES TEAM RESTRUCTURE
London, Friday 17th February 2017 - Emmanuelle Namiech, CEO of Passion Distribution today announced some staff changes in the sales team.
Nick Tanner, Senior Sales Manager is being promoted to the role of Head of Sales. In his new role Tanner will drive and execute the sales strategy across the Passion Distribution portfolio and look to further develop the company’s digital strategy. Tanner will...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION LAUNCHING “THE BOY WHO TRIED TO KILL TRUMP”
Washington, D.C., Monday 23rd January 2017 - At Realscreen Washington 2017, Passion Distribution is delighted to announce it will handle the distribution rights for documentary THE BOY WHO TRIED TO KILL TRUMP (1 x 60’).
THE BOY WHO TRIED TO KILL TRUMP (airing on BBC 3 as The BRIT WHO TRIED TO KILL TRUMP) is a compelling and fascinating perspective on one the biggest international news stories of the...
RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE SASHAYS ACROSS LATIN AMERICA
Miami, Tuesday 17th January 2017 - At Napte Miami 2017 Passion Distribution is delighted to announce sales of RUPAUL’S DRAG RACE in Latin America and across international territories.
VIMN Americas has acquired Season 8 of RUPAUL'S DRAG RACE for Comedy Central with the series due to air across the region this Spring.
Further deals for the series include Kanal 11 in Sweden for Season 5-7 of the...
ROBOT WARS FORMAT HEADING TO ASIA
Singapore, Thursday 8th December 2016, Passion Distribution is delighted to announce they will collaborate with Group M Entertainment APAC (GME) to bring the ROBOT WARS format to Asia. Passion Distribution and GME will team up to roll out the ROBOT WARS brand to South East Asian broadcasters. ROBOT WARS combines many fields of interest to Asian viewers; robotics, engineering, competition and gaming...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION AFRICA SALES
London, Monday 14th November - Following DISCOP Africa 2016 Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a raft of package deals across Africa with Wananchi and BBC Worldwide and international sales for DEADLIEST PESTS DOWN UNDER (20 x 30’).
Passion Distribution has licensed over 170 hours of programming to East African broadcaster Wananchi. The package includes factual entertainment series TIMBER...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION SECURES SALES OF ROBOT WARS AROUND THE WORLD
London, Wednesday 12th October 2016, Passion Distribution is delighted to announce further sales for the first season of the new, rebooted ROBOT WARS (6 x 60’ & Format) which will now air in over 90 territories. ROBOT WARS, which has just been recommissioned for a second season by the BBC, proved a hit with audiences this summer in its Sunday night primetime slot on BBC Two.
Viasat World have...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION MIPCOM SLATE 2016
London, Tuesday 4th October 2016, Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a strong and exciting slate of over 200 hours of new content launching at Mipcom. The line-up includes both new and returning award winning programmes and formats across factual entertainment and entertainment.
THE DRESSING ROOM (6 x 60’ & Format) is a fixed-rig reality entertainment show that invites the viewer into ...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT AND TRUE CRIME SALES IN GERMANY
London, Tuesday 20th September 2016 – Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a raft of sales to Germany from its factual entertainment and true crime portfolio with packages to ProSiebenSat.1, A+E Networks and TV 24.
Following on from the recent license to ProSiebenSat.1 of ROBOT WARS (6 x 60’), Passion Distribution has licensed a further package of programming to the broadcaster which...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRES DR CHRISTIAN WILL SEE YOU NOW
London, Friday 9th September 2016, Passion Distribution is delighted to announce the acquisition of brand new series DR CHRISTIAN WILL SEE YOU NOW (8 x 60').
DR CHRISTIAN WILL SEE YOU NOW, is an eight-part series for UKTV's premium entertainment channel W from Firecracker starring Dr. Christian Jessen (Embarrassing Bodies and Supersize vs. Superskinny). The series will see the renowned doctor...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION ACQUIRES THE DRESSING ROOM, THE NEXT GREAT MAGICIAN AND DYNAMO SPECIALS
London, Thursday 1st September 2016 - Passion Distribution is delighted to announce the acquisition of brand new entertainment titles THE DRESSING ROOM (6 x 60’), Dynamo specials DYNAMO: LIVE AT THE O2 (1 x 60’) and DYNAMO: A-Z (1 x 60’) and THE NEXT GREAT MAGICIAN (6 x 60’).
Passion Distribution has secured worldwide rights to THE DRESSING ROOM, a fixed-rig reality entertainment show that follows ...
HUMPHREY TO HEAD UP ACQUISITIONS AT PASSION DISTRIBUTION
London, Tuesday 19th July 2016 - Passion Distribution is delighted to announce the appointment of Jimmy Humphrey in the newly created role of Head of Acquisitions with effect from August 1st 2016.
Humphrey will help devise and implement Passion Distribution’s content strategy, overseeing the development, acquisitions and the distribution roll out of Passion Distribution programming, reporting to...
PROSIEBEN ACTIVATES ROBOT WARS
London, Thursday 14th July - Passion Distribution is delighted to announce that the brand new series of ROBOT WARS (6 x 60’) has been acquired by ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland in Germany.
In the deal brokered by Senior Sales Manager Beatrice Rossmanith of Passion Distribution, kabel eins, the German free TV station under the roof of ProSiebenSat.1 TV Deutschland GmbH, has taken the free tv rights...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION MAKES SALES IN CEE
London – Thursday 23rd June 2016 - Ahead of Natpe Budapest, Passion Distribution is delighted to report its success in maximising sales in Central & Eastern Europe following the growth of DTT channels in the region.
In Poland, Fokus TV has acquired a package of over sixty hours of programming which includes male skewed factual entertainment hits such as PROSPECTORS S4 (10 x 60’), TIMBER KINGS...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION ENTERTAINMENT AND LIFESTYLE SALES ACROSS THE WORLD
London, Monday 9th May 2016 – Passion Distribution is delighted to announce further sales following MIPTV. Major deals include Foxtel (Australia) extending its commitment to the Charlie Luxton Lifestyle brand by picking up CHARLIE LUXTON’S HOMES BY THE SEA S3 (6 x 60’) and the brand new series CHARLIE LUXTON’S HOMES BY THE MED ( 6 x 60’), and a package of over 60 hours to Sky Italia including new...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION STRIKES GOLD WITH INTERNATIONAL FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT AND TRUE CRIME SALES
London, Monday 18th April, 2016 - Following MIPTV, Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a raft of international deals across its factual entertainment and true crime slates with sales including PROSPECTORS S2-S3 to Discovery Networks Southern Europe and MIND OF A MURDER S2 to Foxtel.
In Spain, Discovery has picked up the second window rights of KLONDIKE S1-2 (20 x 60’) for its Discovery...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION BRINGS PESTS TO CANNES
London – Tuesday 30th March 2016 - Passion Distribution is delighted to bring a full roster of new and returning entertainment and lifestyle series to MIPTV 2016.
Brand new titles include the hilarious and shocking DEADLIEST PESTS DOWN UNDER (20 x 30’), which follows a group of brave pest controllers as they take on the challenge of spending a punishing summer season “Down Under” where they face...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION APPOINTS EMMANUELLE NAMIECH AS CEO
London, Tuesday 9th March 2016 - Leading UK based distributor Passion Distribution, part of the fast growing, transatlantic super indie Tinopolis Group, is excited to announce the appointment of Emmanuelle Namiech as its new CEO.
Namiech recently served as Managing Director of Banijay International, whereshe helped to transform the company’s distribution strategy and broaden its activity from...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL DRAMA AND COMEDY SALES
London – 1st March 2016: Passion Distribution is pleased to announce a raft of international deals following its annual Showcase event held in London last week. Deals include sales for major new primetime drama CHURCHILL’S SECRET (1 x 120’), scripted reality comedy series LOOKALIKES (5 x 30’) and factual entertainment series THE GREAT ESCAPERS (25’ x 60’) and FIND IT, FIX, IT FLOG IT (20 x 60’).
PASSION DISTRIBUTION INTERNATIONAL SALES FOR CHARLIE HEBDO DOCUMENTARY
London – 16th December 2015 - Passion Distribution is pleased to announce pre-sales of documentary CHARLIE HEBDO: 3 DAYS OF TERROR (1 x 60’) from five-times times BAFTA-winning director Dan Reed. Reed's production company, AMOS Pictures, produced this special with co-Production partners the BBC, HBO and France 2 and has been licensed by Passion Distribution to Discovery (Italy), Channel 8 (Israel),...
'WORST DRIVER' LANDS IN CHINA
London/Beijing- 2nd December 2015 - Passion Distribution and IPCN, the leading rights content distributor and TV producer focusing on the Chinese market today announce they have struck a deal with China’s largest online video platform to create a local version of the ‘Worst Driver’ format in China.
The deal, which is the ‘Worst Driver’ format’s first Asian region adaptation, sees the 13 episode...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION SALES AROUND THE WORLD
London 17th November 2015 - Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a raft of sales following MIPCOM from across its factual, documentary and lifestyle titles.
Nine Network in Australia has picked up US factual series - WEATHER GONE VIRAL (8 x 60’) which features some of the most terrifying footage of extreme weather action caught on camera. Nine Network has also acquired new documentaries...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION SERIES AND DOCUMENTARY SALES IN AFRICA
London, Friday 6th November 2015 - Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a raft of deals the week of DISCOP Africa 2015 with broadcasters including MTG World Ltd picking up key titles from its series and documentary slates.
Viasat Explore has picked up several titles including TIMBER KINGS S1-3 (35 x 60’) and CARVER KINGS (14 X 30’) hit factual entertainment series from Canadian producer...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION PROMOTES ELIN THOMAS TO DIRECTOR OF GLOBAL SALES
London, Monday 26th October 2015, London-based Passion Distribution is delighted to announce that Elin Thomas has been promoted to the position of Director of Global Sales.
Thomas joined Passion in July 2014 after 18 years at BBC Worldwide where her last role was Director of Global Formats. Thomas was integral to the global success and longevity of DANCING WITH THE STARS and the GREAT BAKE OFF...