MUMBAI: Cableready, the international television programme distribution and development company, has closed a series of global sales and renewal agreements which collectively exceed 315 hours of programming. The announcement was made by president, CEO Gary Lico.
He said, "As illustrated by the latest round of new deals and renewals, Cableready's diverse catalogue continues to attract return customers as well as forging new relationships with various broadcasters and platforms. We look to continue this momentum as we head to Mipcom."
The following sales and renewals deals have been closed by CABLEready as it prepares for the Mipcom market in Cannes, France next week:
• HBO Central Europe licensed 26 episodes of 'Inside the Actors Studio', the long running interview series hosted by James Lipton, including the Brad Pitt episode.
• Multicanal (Spain) licensed six episodes of 'Big Five Challenge', the African safari contestant show.
• NBCUniversal Latin America licensed 10 additional episodes of entertainment news magazine series 'Hollywood Dailies'.
• Turner Latin America licensed 50 episodes of movie countdown series 'Hollywood's Top Ten'.
• After a successful premiere with episode one, AETN's Bio (US) licensed episodes two through five of 'Women on Death Row', a documentary series that offers a glimpse into the lives of woman who have committed the ultimate crime – murder.
• Discovery's Destination America (US) licensed 11 titles from LMNO Productions, including 'Secrets of Muscle Cars', 'Secrets of High End Hawaii' and 'World's Best Orlando'.
• AETN UK has renewed season 12 of 'Medical Detectives'.
• Foxtel (Australia) renewed seasons one through five, as well as seasons 11 and 13 of 'Forensic Files', a series that takes viewers through every step of a forensic investigations.
• MSM (Singapore) renewed 52 episodes of 'Hollywood One on One', the series that gives viewers an up-close and uncensored look at the world's biggest films and top actors.
• Intra Communications (Russia) licensed 13 episodes of 'The Minimalist', cooking series featuring New York Times food writer, culinary expert and TV personality Mark Bittman.
• SoHo Channel (New Zealand) licensed five episodes of 'Inside the Actors Studio', including the Judd Apatow episode.
• Studio U7 (Russia) licensed 19 episodes of the procedural crime series 'Medical Detectives'.
• Hulu.com (US digital) licensed 13 titles from Alliant Content, including 'Accident Investigator', 'Billion Dollar Disasters', 'Black Widow Women', 'Fire and Ice' and 'Gods of Destruction'.
• Proxima Video VOD (Bulgaria) licensed five titles, including 'Great Museums' and 'It Could Happen Tomorrow'.
CABLEready also licensed episodes of 'Inside the Actors Studio' to several airlines. British Airways, Swiss International Airlines and Etihad Airways licensed the 'Mad Men' episode, Korea Airline licensed the Colin Firth episode and Oman Air licensed the Brad Pitt episode.