London, Tuesday 3rd December - Passion Distribution and Motion Content Group are bringing Dynamo to ATF as part of its 20th Anniversary celebrations. And ahead of the market, AETN18 in India has licensed Dynamo’s brand new series DYNAMO |||| BEYOND BELIEF (3 x 60’) for leading Indian factual entertainment channel and their flagship, History TV18.
After five years away from TV due to a career-threatening illness, award-winning magician Dynamo returns with a new, jaw-dropping three-part special, DYNAMO |||| BEYOND BELIEF. The high-octane series will take viewers on a journey across the globe to watch Dynamo perform close-up miracles, impossible predictions and unbelievable feats of magic that will have a lasting effect both on him and the people he interacts with.
Dynamo's debut TV series DYNAMO: MAGICIAN IMPOSSIBLE (18 x 60') became a huge international hit, enthralling over 250 million viewers across over 180 territories including India, China, Thailand and Singapore.
Passion Distribution has a raft of deals for factual and entertainment titles for India. Besides Dynamo’s newest series, AETN18 Media Pvt Ltd (A+E Network, India) has also acquired engineering and tech-focused SECRETS OF THE SUPERFACTORIES (8 x 60’), incredible human survival stories HEROES & SURVIVORS S1 (8 x 60’), South Asian wedding series GETTING HITCHED ASIAN STYLE (3 x 60’).
Discovery has picked up a number of male skewing titles in territories across Asia. Discovery India has licensed dramatic clip show WORLD’S DEADLIEST (13 x 60’). Discovery Taiwan has acquired fast-paced and trivia-filled series SO YOU THINK YOU’D SURVIVE S2 (8 x 60’) and auto restoration series MOTORBIKE SHOW S3 (6 x 60’). Discovery Japan and Discovery Taiwan have acquired MACHINERY OF WAR (6 x 60’), a series looking at science and technology within the weapons industry, which has also been picked up by CCTV for China, Phoenix TV for SouthEast Asia, Hong Kong and China. The series has also been picked up in Korea.
In Japan, Nippon has licensed from celebrity bio-doc series PRICE OF FAME (18 x 60’), mind-boggling science series STRANGEST WEATHER ON EARTH S3 (8 x 60’), action-packed series TRAFFIC COPS S6 (12 x 60’), and more. In Japan, documentaries including episodes from the heart-warming series HOW THE OTHER KIDS LIVE (3 x 60’), the thought-provoking THE ROBOT WILL SEE YOU NOW (1 x 60’), and extraordinary access series INSIDE THE FOREIGN OFFICE (3 x 60’) have also been acquired. In Taiwan, PTS has licensed the cultural exploration series THE ART OF JAPANESE LIFE (3 x 60’).
Further sales by Passion Distribution include both seasons of wedding meets property makeover series WHERE TO I DO? (16 x 30’) to TVB (Hong Kong), and Blue Ant for their Makeful channel in Singapore.
Pan-regional channels have also been shopping at Passion Distribution. Pet Club TV has picked up animal episodes of clip show MAKE YOU LAUGH OUT LOUD, (7 x 60’) and MY HOUSE AND OTHER ANIMALS (2 x 60’). TechStorm TV has acquired competition series ROBOT WARS S1-S3 (18 x 60’) and documentaries including THE SEXBOTS ARE COMING (1 x 60’) and HOW STEVE JOBS CHANGED THE WORLD (1 x 60’). Outdoor Channel Asia has acquired 45 hours this year including titles such as survival series FAT GUYS IN THE WOODS (16 x 60’), airplane pilot series AIR PRESSURE (10 x 30’), tough job series COLD WATER COWBOYS season 4 (8 x 60’) and KLONDIKE: GOLD FEVER season 5 (8 x 60’), among others.
About Passion Distribution
Passion Distribution is a leading international distributor specialising in stand-out unscripted content across all platforms, ranging from award winning current affairs to long running entertainment franchises. International hit shows include RuPaul’s Drag Race, Dynamo: Magician Impossible, Make You Laugh Out Loud, Strangest Weather On Earth, Dr Christian Will See You Now and the Unreported World documentary series. Passion Distribution was set up in 2008 and in 2012 became part of the Tinopolis Group, integrating in its catalogue iconic brands including Robot Wars, Worst Driver, An Idiot Abroad, Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and Paradise Hotel.
The Passion team works with some of the most talented producers in the UK including AMOS Pictures, Lambent Productions, Sundog Pictures and many more. Passion also distributes content across the Tinopolis portfolio of production companies, including Firecracker Films, Mentorn Media, Magical Elves, A. Smith & Co. Productions, Pioneer Productions and Daybreak Pictures. The company is active in pre-selling, finding co-production partners and deficit funding third party content.
About Motion Content Group
Motion Content Group is a global content investment and rights management company. It invests and partners with the world’s leading talent, producers and distributors to fund, develop, produce and distribute premium content. Motion supports editorially and commercially vibrant networks and platforms by helping meet the ever-increasing demand for premium content, for the benefit of advertisers and its content partners. Headquartered in London and Los Angeles, Motion currently operates in 29 countries worldwide and has a broad range of award-winning programming distributed globally. Motion Content Group is part of GroupM, the world’s leading full-service media investment management operation, a WPP company.