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Vienna, 12th October 2012
ORF-Enterprise, the commercial subsidiary of ORF, completed a successful MIPCOM in Cannes with a lot of important new deals - All-time favorites in fiction as "Four Women and a Funeral", "Fast Forward" and "Tatort" as well as new documentaries of ORF's famous UNIVERSUM-brand could be sold to broadcasters from all over the world.
All 36 episodes of the criminal TV-series "Four Women and a Funeral" were sold to Fox Bulgaria and six episodes of season four to AXN, the Pay TV-channel, owned by Sony Pictures Entertainment for Eastern Europe. Furthermore, 12 episodes of the latest season of ORF's top-selling series "Fast Forward" will be broadcasted in Denmark via DR TV (Danish Broadcasting).
SPI International picked up a 10-hour-package of the TV-movies "Tatort" for Eastern Europe.
We are proud to announce that our successful cooperation with NHK Japan is being continued: NHK will air our environmental documentary "Gas Monopoly" and is interested in buying our brand-new documentary "Ships of the Desert" from the UNIVERSUM-strand.
TV UNAM Mexico bought our latest episode of "Musically-Culinary", "Gioacchino Rossini - The Swan of Pesaro" along with the whole 8 episode-series and will also air a package of UNIVERSUM-programs, amongst them "Radioactive Wolves", "Alpine Meltdown" and "Mystery of the Fairy Circles".
65 hours of Nature and Wildlife, mostly UNIVERSUM-productions, were sold to Romania and Hungary to RCS-RDS, which is the first tranche of an output deal comprising our whole documentary catalog.
Programs from the successful UNIVERSUM-strand also inspire IRIB (Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting): IRIB buys "Zambezi", "Arlberg - The Hidden Paradise" and "Sea of Creepy Monsters".
The breathtaking two-part documentary "Danube - Europe's Amazon" has been picked up by NatGEO and also RAI-Italy and TVE Spain bought large UNIVERSUM-documentary packages.
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