Sundance Channel Takes 'Rectify,' 'Monty Python Live' for Networks Worldwide
The international arm of AMC Networks also picks up Brit dramas "Mr. Selfridge" and "Peaky Blinders," Australian series "The Code" and Denmark's "Borgen" for select international territories.
AMC/Sundance Channel Global has snatched up a group of first-run dramas to stock its international networks across Europe, Asia and Latin America, inking multiple territory deals for acclaimed series Rectify, Mr. Selfridge and Peaky Blinders, among others.
In a deal with ITV Studios Global Entertainment, Sundance Channel Global took the second season of Rectify and will air the series in its first window across all Sundance Channel territories worldwide. Also from ITVS are the new seasons of Jeremy Piven-starrer Mr. Selfridge, which Sundance picked up for Asia and Latin America.
Other drama deals included Latin American rights for Australian spy thriller The Code, acquired from DCD; the second season of Danish political drama Borgen from American Video Films; and an agreement with Endemol for Benelux rights to Peaky Blinders, starring Cillian Murphy. Sundance also took Shine International's award-winning drama Utopia for the territory.
Sundance Channels in the Iberian region added Chilean dramas Perfidia, from Kevin Williams Associates, and the second season of Profugos from HBO.
In another pan-global deal, Sundance Channels picked up Eagle Rock Entertainment's Monty Python reunion special, Monty Python Live (Mostly) One Down, Five to Go.
When the five remaining members of the legendary comedy troupe take the stage at London's O2 Arena next month, Sundance Channel will broadcast the event live in Latin America, the Middle East and North Africa, with other international territories to follow at a later date.