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UK-based distribution and rights-management specialist Magnify Media has closed a third format licence for UK indie Plimsoll Production’s Rescue Dog to Super Dog with SAT.1 in Germany.

rescuedog 12Jan2018In the 4 x 60’ series, rescue dogs are paired with people with a range of physical and mental disabilities, from narcolepsy to Tourette’s. Two leading dog trainers work to turn the dogs into disability pets in just 12 weeks — with transformational results for all concerned.

Part of the ProSiebenSat.1 Group, SAT.1, will debut the show produced by Docma TV this weekend with the title translated from the German of Project Super Dog - Helper On Four Paws. The four episodes see rescue dogs trained intensively to become dogs for eight people with a wide range of disabilities.

The deal with SAT.1 marks the third international version of Rescue Dog to Super Dog, which was originally commissioned by Channel 4 in the UK.  The finished UK show, produced by Plimsoll, has also been sold to Nippon TV in Japan, Manoto TV in Iran, MediaWorks in New Zealand, RAI in Italy, TV2 Denmark.

Magnify Media has also signed the global representation rights to the finished US version of Rescue Dog to Super Dog (6 x 60’), which was produced for Animal Planet. The format has also been optioned by Monster Entertainment for Norway, DLO for Spain and Portugal, and EndemolShine for France. The show will also go into production in Spring 2018 for French-speaking Belgium public-service broadcaster RTBF, which aired as two primetime specials.

Commenting on the deal that her company struck, Magnify Media CEO Andrea Jackson said: “This is the show that proves dogs really are man’s best friend. It’s an excellent premise, brilliantly executed by a production company at the top of its game. I’m not surprised the international market’s fallen in love with Rescue Dog to Super Dog. It’s that rare combination of a show that has both heart and purpose. I predict there’ll be many more deals to come.”