ITV Studios Global Entertainment Inks Deals with Latin American Broadcasters


The licensing contracts are for some 170 hours of multi-genre programs.


ITV STUDIOS Global Entertainment has inked a raft of deals with broadcasters in Latin America ahead of the annual NATPE trade show in Miami. The licensing contracts are for some 170 hours of multi-genre programs including the latest drama from Lynda LaPlante and the music doc The Day John Lennon Died.

Among the just-concluded deals by the British-based distributor:

Brazilian paybox Globosat has inked for a package which features the above-mentioned titles as well as the series Murdoch Mysteries and a Cirque du Soleil special.

Fifty hours of content have been snapped up by Latino satcaster Pramer for air across its Cosmopolitan TV, Film & Arts and Europa Europa channels. Titles include: Agatha Christie's classic Poirot and the contempo series Bouquet of Barbed Wire.

Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic has picked up 70 hours including the wildlife special The Queen of Trees and the Police Women franchise.

The deals were concluded by ITV Studios' Brazilian-based senior exec Flavio Medeiros. No financial details were available.

At NATPE itself (Jan. 24-26), ITV will focus on European and Latin deals for The Jeremy Kyle Show US, the stateside version of the British daytime talk show. The Yank format of the gabber is produced by ITV Studios America for syndication in the States and is currently being cleared on U.S. stations by Debmar-Mercury.

ITV will also introduce to buyers in Miami be an eight-hour doc about the so-called Muscles from Brussels: Jean Claude Van Damme: Behind Closed Doors.