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Global media company Viasat World has closed a deal with independent TV, film and digital production and distribution company all3media international to acquire over 50 hours of content for its brand new flagship content brand, Epic Drama.

theViallge 8Nov2017The deal secures more than 50 hours of acclaimed content for Viasat World’s new channel and subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) propositions. Drama fans will have access to a collection of acclaimed and compelling series across a variety of genres, including crime and mystery, classic literary, politics and power, historical, war, action adventure, real history and fantasy. This includes hit BBC series The Miniaturist and The Village.

The new channel and SVOD propositions, which launch on 14 December in Viasat World’s key markets and territories internationally, will now play host to some of the hottest programming properties from all3media which will be fuelling the content pipeline for Epic Drama. There are some exceptions to exclusivity: the deal does not include the rights to The Miniaturist in Poland.

Viasat World says that its first scripted content deal affirms its commitment to working side by side with the very best content distribution partners, and builds on the long-standing relationship between the two companies on the factual programming side, particularly in the non-scripted history genre.

“We are delighted to expand our partnership with all3media and make Epic Drama the exclusive home of these compelling, must-see drama series in some of our international markets,” commented VP content and product Karin Heijink. “Expert content curators, we are resolute in our mission to secure the rights to the very best quality drama series to fulfil our lavish channel proposition, and these titles are the perfect fit. We are off to a great start with this deal and it’s just the beginning as we lock down our world-class programming slate ready for launch.”

all3media international sales manager Ben Packwood added: “We are thrilled to be a key part of Viasat World’s launch slate for Epic Drama. These wonderful period dramas will be a great addition to the new content brand’s top-quality line up of programming, transporting the audience into another time and place as tales are told and portrayed by award-winning casts and production teams. We look forward to working alongside Viasat World as Epic Drama goes from strength to strength, making it the exclusive home of some of our key drama properties.”