Shine International and Fox International Channels (Fic) have
taken global telecast rights for 'The Bridge'.
Bridge' will air across Fic's entertainment channel portfolio
of 200 pay-TV networks to audiences in 120 countries in Asia,
Africa, Latin America, Europe, and the Middle East.
show will air in the US on FX later this year.
to the deal, Fic will get first-window pay broadcast rights
president, CEO Hernan Lopez said, "We can't wait to turn
'The Bridge' into the biggest new worldwide hit".
executive VP, global scripted programming, original development
Sharon Tal Yguado said, "We've been excited and interested
in 'The Bridge' since we identified the format more than a
year ago. It is rare to come across a project that bucks convention
by marrying provocative themes with grounded storytelling
and characters. We are thrilled to be partnering with Shine
International and working with Shine America and FX on this
International CEO Nadine Nohr said, "We are delighted
to confirm FIC as the first international broadcast partner
for 'The Bridge'. This distinctive series places the brilliant
central conceit against the unique setting and sociopolitical
context of the Mexican-US border beautifully allowing a new
and extraordinary story to unfold. We are proud to represent
such an ambitious and riveting drama."