MIPTV 2013: Prince William, Kate Middleton Baby Documentary Touted To Buyers
LONDON – A new one-hour documentary, William, Kate and the Royal Baby, detailing the story of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first pregnancy, will be touted to buyers during the 2013 MIPTV market in France.
Zodiak Rights, the international division of Zodiak Media, has inked a deal to take on sales for the doc from Paris-based CB Productions.
The one-hour special, co-produced by CB Productions and Marathon for France 3, will be delivered in July, just in time for the Royal baby's arrival.
The show looks at the worldwide interest in the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first child and what lies ahead for this new member of the world’s oldest monarchy.
Prince William will also be appearing in the second season of U.K. reality show Helicopter Rescue, which returns to BBC1 and BBC2 on April 8. The Duke of Cambridge is known to spend some of his free time captaining a crew of helicopter rescuers in Devon. According to the BBC, he'll be shown working with his crew and discussing the tension and excitement of his chosen avocation in the second season's first episode.
Zodiak Rights, who are handling sales of the new baby doc, previously brokered sales for the one-hour Royal Wedding special, William, Kate and 8 Royal Weddings.
As well as pre-sales to France 5, TSR and RTBF, Zodiak Rights also inked deal memos to TLC in the U.S., UKTV in the U.K., Antena 3 in Spain, RTL2 in Germany, VTM in Flemish-speaking Belgium, Nova in the Czech Republic, MTV 3 in Finland, Noga in Israel, Leland in China, NTV Nippon Television in Japan, NBC Universal in Russia, CBC in English-speaking Canada and Radio Canada for the French-speaking territory.
William, Kate and the Royal Baby is co-produced by Marathon, part of the Zodiak Media Group and CB Prod, one of Europe's leading Royal Family specialists.
Zodiak Rights owns worldwide rights to the title.