'Transporter' Series Sells to Turkey, Hungary
Europe Images International closes deals with Turkish channel ATV and RTL Klub in Hungary after strong debut for the action series on German TV.
COLOGNE, Germany – Transporter, the television action series based on the Luc Besson film franchise, continues to add international broadcasters to its roster.
Sales agent Europe Images International closed deals for the series, which stars Chris Vance, with Hungary's RTL Klub and Turkish channel ATV as Transporter begins its international roll out. The series had its world premiere in Germany last Thursday, where it drew a respectable total audience of 4.01 million on top commercial network RTL, with 17.3 percent of the key 14-49 demographic tuning in.
The series is a co-production between France's Atlantique Productions and QVF in Canada with RTL, France's M6, HBO/Cinemax in the U.S. and Canadian pay TV operators TMN and Movie Central on board as financiers. Europe Images previously closed deals for the series with Italy’s Mediaset, Antena 3 in Spain, HBO Ole in Latin America, Fox International Channels Pty for Australia, India’s MSM and Orion Cinema Network in South Korea.
The 12-part series sees Vance reprising Jason Statham's film role as Frank Martin, a former Special Forces solider who works as a transporter, delivering dangerous and illegal goods for clients around the world. The Transporter series goes out on M6 in France later this year and will bow in North America in early 2013.
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