December 7, 2023
Abacus sells a slate of documentaries from Award-Winning Producer Peninsula Television
UK based distributor Abacus Media Rights (AMR), an Amcomri Entertainment Company, has secured sales of 250 hours of programming across multiple genres to leading broadcasters and platforms in Africa, ahead of next month’s MIP Africa event in Cape Town.
Companies including MNET, BritBox, Arena Broadcasting, SuperSport Africa, CBS AMC and BBC Studios have acquired a range of titles for their African feeds. Both scripted and unscripted shows are included in an extensive line-up of deals brokered by Ali Phelan, Sales Manager.
The list of shows acquired include all episodes of high-end dramas Line of Duty and Maxine; topical biographical shows including Boris Becker: The Rise & Fall, Adele: 30 Greatest Moments and Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain; lifestyle programming such as The Art of Architecture and Beautiful Interiors Northern Ireland; dynamic sports documentaries Williams & Mansell: Red 5 and Brazil 2002; a crime package incorporating further series of The Footsteps of Killers, Bloodline Detectives and When Missing Turns to Murder as well as the new series of award-winning, audience pleasing entertainment series The Masked Singer and The Masked Dancer.
Abacus Media Rights’ Head of Sales Hana Palmer comments, “AMR’s goal since its launch three years ago has always been to acquire and co-produce a curated collection of diverse programming with broad appeal to audiences throughout the world. This sale of a significant number of hours to leading broadcasters and platforms throughout the African Continent emphasizes the strong interest our brand-new series and library titles deliver across all genres.”