MIPTV: eOne Inks Multiple Deals for 'Turn,' 'Halt and Catch Fire'

1:24 AM PST 04/07/2014 by Elizabeth Guider
"Turn"

The new cable series are part of eOne's multi-year output deal with cable group AMC.

Indie distributor Entertainment One (eOne) has inked multiple deals overseas for new dramas emerging from its exclusive multi-year output deal with cabler AMC including Turn and Halt and Catch Fire as well as for Sundance TV's The Red Road and established AMC hits Hell on Wheels and The Walking Dead.

Just months after signing the output deal with AMC Networks, eOne has licensed Catch Fire to CANAL+ and Turn to OCS in France; while the pair, together with Red Road were licensed by C More in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland for exclusive pay rights; HBO Nordic in Scandinavia (SVOD); TV2 in Norway; and yes DBS Satellite Services in Israel.

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eOne closed a deal with Sundance Channel Global for The Red Road in multiple territories across Europe, North America and Latin America. The series will premiere on the Sundance Channel Global on April 24.

Under the terms of the output deal, eOne handles foreign distribution for all original scripted series from U.S. based AMC Networks’ AMC and SundanceTV.

eOne also concluded deals for multiple seasons of Hell on Wheels to LoveFilm and Watchever in Germany as well as to Now in Russia; The Walking Dead added Media Access in Pakistan, RTL in French Belgium and Peretz in Russia to its long list of international buyers.

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The raft of deals were unveiled Monday in Cannes by Prentiss Fraser, SVP, Worldwide Sales & Acquisitions, eOne Television International.

Attending Cannes to promote the new AMC slate are Turn stars Seth Numrich, Heather Lind and creator/exec producer/showrunner Craig Silverstein as well as Kerry Bishe and exec producer Mark Johnson from Catch FireTurn, set during the American Revolutionary War, premiered on AMC Sunday. Catch Fire, which follows the personal computing boom of the 1980s, premieres June 1.

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