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Vanity Fair, Cleaning Up and Harlots are the standout titles among new and returning dramas that are part of a raft of global deals signed at MIPCOM by ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE).
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After its premiere in April 2017, Vanity Fair will now be now available in over 70 territories across Europe, Africa via M-Net and in Asia on SVOD services such as BBC First, BBC Player and ITV Choice. The Mammoth Screen- and Amazon Studios-produced drama, which makes its debut in the US later in 2018, has also been picked up by French-Canadian pubcaster SRC for its linear and SVOD platforms, as well as in Australia (BBC First) Belgium (VRT), Italy (LaF via Sky Italy), Russia (Channel 1) Spain (Movistar+), Iceland (RUV), Estonia (ETV), Norway (NRK), Latvia (Latvian Television) The Netherlands (NPO), and across CEE with HBO.

Cleaning Up, from Sister Pictures and also part of ITVS GE’s slate earlier this year, has been picked up in Poland (CANAL+), Iceland (RUV), Ireland (Virgin Media Television), New Zealand (Sky NZ), Australia (Seven) and also on BBC First and BBC Player in Asia. Meanwhile in France, a deal has been struck for Tetra Media Studio’s Un Village Français with RMC Story, the first secondary sale for the show in the territory.

Across Asia and the Pacific Rim, there have been a host of deals for new shows including Harlots in India (SonyLIV), South Korea (KT Corp), Malaysia (Astro Malaysia), Australia (SBS for On Demand and SBS Viceland) and New Zealand (Lightbox); The City and The City (Australia - ABC; New Zealand - Sky NZ; Asia - ITV Choice); Hatton Garden (Australia - Seven, New Zealand - Sky NZ, Asia - BBC First, BBC Player and ITV Choice; Age Before Beauty (Astro Malaysia; Australia - BBC First; New Zealand - Lightbox); and drama Greyzone (Malaysia - Channel W; Australia - SBS and SBS On Demand; New Zealand - TVNZ OnDemand).

There has also been a range of returning scripted deals for shows, such as Poldark, which include Bilibili China and RMC Story in France; Vera, where ABC in Australia will have the territory premiere for the first time; and Victoria, which will be available for the first time on Sony India.

“We aim for our rich and diverse catalogue to contain something for everyone, said Ruth Berry, Managing Director, ITV Studios Global Entertainment. “These scripted deals, which represent just a fraction of the business done by our global sales team over the past few months, are evidence of the international appeal of our shows. From the new exciting shows launched over the past 12 months, to our internationally proven returnable series, our reputation for high-quality, audience winning drama is there for all to see and we will continue to work closely with our brilliant creative partners to maintain it.”

Already at MIPCOM, ITVS GE has revealed pre-sales for one of its key drama launches, The War of the Worlds, across over 80 territories.