Granada International inks deal with Korean broadcasters

MUMBAI: Television content distributor Granada International’s regional office in Hong Kong has signed a raft of deals in Korea.

EBS, Korea’s public free to air broadcaster, has acquired a package of drama programming including UK dramas Cracker and Dracula, Hollywood TV movies Life Is Not A Fairytale and Wildfires and titles from Granada International’s feature film library including Sophie’s Choice and Bugsy Malone. Also included in the EBS deal is the children’s wildlife show Get Bushwise.

Granada International has concluded its first deal with CJ Media, part of one of Korea’s largest conglomerates, which includes the acquisition of reality series Poor Little Rich Girls and lifestyle shows Trinny and Susannah Undress… and Dinner Takes All.

The science show Brainiac has been acquired by cable TV’s e-channel and two series of Megastructures which air in India on National Geographic Channel (NGC) have been picked up by MBC. Joongang Broadcasting has bought eight feature films from the Granada International library including My Left Foot and Jesus of Nazareth.

Cable broadcaster On Media has acquired the second series of Hell’s Kitchen USA starring Gordon Ramsay and series two and three of Nanny 911.

Granada International’s Regional Director based in the company’s Hong Kong offices James Ross says, “I am delighted to be working so closely with many of Korea’s top channels. The demand for our programming in Asia continues to grow and we are very fortunate to have a constant supply of dramas, documentaries and entertainment shows with high production values and great storylines that travel well to the region.”

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