SPE Networks Latin America Takes Multi-Platform Content From Fireworks Int'l


The three-year deal comprises pay TV and VOD rights for Internet and mobile for new non-fiction titles.


Fireworks International, the TV and digital distribution arm of ContentFilm, has inked a range of multi-platform and non-fiction content with Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) Networks Latin America. The deal was unveiled Tuesday at the NATPE trade show in Miami. No financial details were available.

Starting in April, the three-year deal comprises pay TV rights and VOD rights for Internet and mobile for a selection of new titles. The content will air across South and Central America, through the properties owned by SPE Networks Latin America.

Titles include the 20 x 6-minute and the 90-minute TV movie versions of Pretty Tough, a young adult drama from Michael Eisner's company Vuguru based on the novel by Liz Tigelaar (Brothers & Sisters) and set in Malibu, California.

Two hundred webisodes of five minutes and 40 episodes of 30 minutes have also been acquired of The Cut, an HD drama set in London, featuring a young cast and storylines suggested by teens. It was produced for the BBC.

SPE Networks Latin America has also picked up the non-fiction HD reality series Freak Encounters for broadcast. Recently launched, the 16 x 30 minute series, produced by Gifted Show for Animal Planet, combines comedy, horror and reality.

Diana Zakis, vp Latin America and Asia at Fireworks International said the content is just "a snapshot of the diverse programming portfolio we are presenting in Miami."