MIPCOM 2013: ORF Breaks New Grounds
Cannes / Vienna, October 10th 2013
After successful sales in Europe and Russia, the ORF crime series "Fast Forward" has now attracted US networks. CBS commissioned a pilot script. This is the first time ever that an Austrian TV-format has made it to the US.
Up to now ORF’s formats have been successfully offered in Europe; “Lonely Hearts Club" has been optioned to Finland and France. Eyeworks has signed off an agency agreement to distribute the worldwide rights of the popular scripted format “The Lottery Kings”, after having it produced for the German speaking market.
Again, new blue-chip titles from ORF’s renowned nature and wildlife-strand UNIVERSUM have been picked up by broadcasters around the world: “The Empress and the Forest” will be aired in France (ARTE), Switzerland (RTS), Germany (BR), Ireland (RTE) and Thailand (TBS). “The Return of the Hoopoe” was commissioned by Australia (SBS), Korea (EBS) and Thailand (TPBS). The two-parter “Schladming – Magic Mountains” was taken by Spain (TVE) and Thailand (TPBS).
The Iranian pubcaster IRIB will sign a 50+ hours documentary output deal with ORF-Enterprise.
More than 60 hours for Video on Demand will soon be available on Microsoft’s Xbox in the German Speaking Territories.
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