Passion Distribution News
PASSION DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES NEW HEAD OF ACQUISITIONS
London, Tuesday 17th April 2018 - Passion Distribution is delighted to announce the appointment of Sean Wheatley as Head of Acquisitions.
Reporting to Passion Distribution’s CEO, Emmanuelle Namiech, Sean Wheatley will spearhead the company’s content acquisition activity, working closely with Passion’s production partners - both with independent producers and the Tinopolis group companies.
PASSION DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES MIPTV 2018 SLATE
London, Wednesday 28th March 2018 - Passion Distribution is bringing a wide-ranging slate of compelling factual entertainment, exciting lifestyle and fascinating documentary programming to MIPTV 2018.
Following a series of first look deals announced earlier in the year with Lambent Productions and Renowned Films, Passion Distribution will be launching several new titles in Cannes.
Passion Distribution Showcase 2018
Passion Distribution held its annual Showcase event at The Ivy, London on 21st of February, 2018. Emmanuelle Namiech, CEO and Nick Tanner, Head of Sales presented a sneak peak of highlights from Passion Distribution's line up for MIPTV 2018. Titles included:
Where To I Do? (8 x 30’)
The ultimate wedding series focusing on the three most important wedding decisions couples make: location, location,...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION INKS FIRST LOOK DEAL WITH RENOWNED FILMS
London, Tuesday 23rd January 2018 - Passion Distribution has signed an exclusive first look deal with London and Los Angeles based high end factual and factual entertainment production company Renowned Films.
The exclusive first look deal sees Passion Distribution picking up rights for THE PENG LIFE (4 x 30’) the new Channel 4 review show starring internet sensation Elijah Quashie aka ‘The Chicken...
DRAG RACE LANDS IN THAILAND
London, Wednesday 17th January 2018 - Passion Distribution today announced that it has licensed the DRAG RACE format in Thailand. The deal marks the first license of the DRAG RACE format in Asia.
The Kantana Group acquired the DRAG RACE format, created by U.S.-based company World of Wonder, and is in production on a local version of the award-winning series - titled “DRAG RACE THAILAND.” In the debut ...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION SPONSORS C21 UNSCRIPTED ENTERTAINMENT FORUM 2017Passion Distribution is a proud sponsor of the C21 Content London Unscripted Entertainment Forum on Monday 27th November.London based Passion Distribution specialises in popular quality programming and formats in genres including Factual Entertainment, Reality, Documentaries, Lifestyle, Drama, Comedy and Game-shows. International successes include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dynamo: Magician...
GZE Organisation to partner with Bomanbridge Media and Passion Distribution to distribute TV’s first ever live Esports reality series
Cannes, Monday 16th October 2017 - Gamingzone Entertainment (GZE) has entered into a distribution partnership with Bomanbridge Media and Passion Distribution, to represent the world’s ﬁrst live Esports reality format “GAMERZ”.
Bomanbridge Media will be distributing the format in Asia Pacific, while Passion Distribution will be distributing across the rest of the world including Australia and New...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION ANNOUNCES MIPCOM 2017 SLATE
London, Monday 25th September, Passion Distribution will bring 300 hours of new content spanning Factual Entertainment, Entertainment, Documentary and Formats to MIPCOM 2017 – ranging from social experiment THE CLASS NEXT DOOR to eye-popping clip show JAPANDEMONIUM and compelling documentary series POMPEII: COUNTDOWN TO DISASTER.
Headlining the Factual Entertainment slate, THE CLASS NEXT DOOR (4 x...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION SECURES EXCLUSIVE PARTNERSHIP DEAL WITH LAMBENT PRODUCTIONS
London, Monday 11th September 2017, Passion Distribution has struck an exclusive partnership deal with Lambent Productions.
Brighton-based Lambent has a 20-year track record as one of the most distinctive production companies in UK television, gaining access to extraordinary people and hidden worlds to create award-winning factual series. Recent productions include the ground-breaking ADDICTED...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION DON’T TELL THE DOCTOR INTERNATIONAL SALES
London, Friday 30th June 2017 - Passion Distribution is delighted to announce a raft of international sales of factual entertainment medical series DON’T TELL THE DOCTOR (10 x 60’).
Sales include Nine Network (Australia), TVNZ (New Zealand), Digitcast (Italy), SBS (Belgium) and Discovery (Africa), whilst the format is under option in US.
DON’T TELL THE DOCTOR is a fresh, new factual entertainment...
PASSION DISTRIBUTION SCORES WITH THE DRESSING ROOM
London, Thursday 8th June - Passion Distribution is delighted to announce that THE DRESSING ROOM will be made into local versions in various territories ahead of its premiere in the UK. The brand new fly on the wall series is being produced in Norway and Holland, ahead of launch on UKTV’s W channel next week.
Broadcasters TV3 (Norway) and SBS (Holland) have both commissioned the show and further...
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...