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Leading independent distributor all3media international has revealed that it has inked numerous deals with broadcasters across Germany and Benelux for content from its factual portfolio.

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In Germany, ZDF has signed Lion Television's landmark three-part series The Great Fire of London: In Real Time, produced for Channel 5, while ProSieben has continued its commitment to Studio Lambert's Body Fixers, set in a pop-up beauty parlour, acquiring season two (10 x 60') for All4.

Across the border in Benelux, RTL has picked up two more titles from Studio Lambert - seasons one and two of Naked Attraction (15 x 60') for Channel 4 and two-part special Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine as well as Maverick Television's bold new series Escape. VRT has signed a package featuring 20 Kids and Counting (1 x 1 hour, Lion Television for Channel 4), Employable Me season two (4 x 1 hour, Optomen For BBC Two), Monty Don's Paradise Gardens (2 x 1 hour, Blink Films for BBC Two) and Rome: Empire Without Limit with Mary Beard (4 x 1 hour, Lion Television for BBC Two).

Discovery has secured Benelux rights to three North One titles featuring Guy Martin, produced for Channel 4 - Guy Martin - Fastest Man on Two Wheels? (1 x 1 hour), Guy Martin vs The Robot Car (1 x 1 hour), and three seasons of Speed with Guy Martin (11 x 1 hour in total). Also acquired by Discovery are three one-hour specials from Lion Television - The Great Wall of China - The Hidden Story (1 x 1 hour, Lion Television for Channel 4, UK and Smithsonian, USA and ARTE), Secrets of China's Forbidden City (1 x 1 hour, PBS Nova and Lion TV for Channel 4, UK), and Secrets of the Chinese Chariots - The War Machine that Shaped China (Lion TV for PBS Nova, Arte, Jiangsu Broadcasting Corporation).

Fox has acquired rights across the Benelux region for a total of 46 episodes of Heston's Feast (Optomen Television for Channel 4) and Worst Cooks in America (Optomen for Food Network, USA). And finally, Medialaan in Belgium has picked up a significant factual package totalling 114 episodes including Spun Gold TV's Love Your Garden and My Big Fat Summer, Studio Ramsay's Gordon Ramsay: 24 Hours to Hell and Back, Gordon Ramsay on Cocaine and Spa Wars, and Optomen's Worst Cooks and Raised Without Rules, alongside renewing Kitchen Nightmares USA.

Commenting on the deals that his company has signed, Jonathan Hughes, sales manager, finished programmes, German-speaking Europe and Benelux at all3media international, said, "We're very pleased to sign such a wide range of factual deals across Germany and Benelux featuring content that covers diverse subjects from history to cooking and motoring to real-life stories. These acquisitions highlight the strong performance of factual content across Europe, where it continues to deliver high-quality, distinctive programming that works well across a variety of platforms and audience demographics."