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UK-based distribution and rights-management specialist Magnify Media has reported a string of European and Antipodean licence deals for its finished programming slate.
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The series, all of which were commissioned by leading UK broadcasters and produced by Magnify producer partners including CNN Vision, Plimsoll Productions, Rare TV and Seventh Art Productions.

Polsat Poland, TV2 Denmark, TVNZ New Zealand and LTV Latvia have picked up Our Everest Challenge, which follows TV adventurer Ben Fogle and former Olympic cyclist Victoria Pendleton attempting to scale the summit of Mount Everest. The 50-minute documentary was produced for ITV by CNN Vision, with whom Magnify Media has a three-year representation deal. CNN Vision is the global production business for CNN International’s premium lifestyle content, documentaries and specials.

TVNZ has also picked up Inside Oxford Street (4 x 60’), produced for Channel 5 from newly amalgamated UK production group Rare TV. The series takes viewers behind the scenes of Europe’s busiest shopping street, where 142 million shoppers spend almost £5 billion a year.
Histoire France has licensed premium ITV series, Great Art (10 x 50 mins), which endeavours to bring ‘serious art’ back into the mainstream. The filmed series explores the personal and professional lives of some of the world’s greatest artists — from Michelangelo and Rembrandt to Van Gogh, Vermeer and Hockney — was produced by Seventh Art Productions, with whom Magnify Media has an exclusive three-year distribution agreement.

Magnify has also sold two Plimsoll Productions series for whom it also acts as exclusive distributor and one from Bear Hug TV, a company acquired by Plimsoll in 2018. ARTE France/Germany has taken Channel 5’s Wild Great Britain (8 x 45 mins), which reveals the hidden lives of the many creatures that inhabit the islands of the UK while SVT Sweden, DRTV Denmark, BBC Africa and Poland and Foxtel Australia have acquired Channel 4’s 60-minute documentary Secrets of the 10,000 Year Old Man.

Lastly, TV2 Denmark, YLE Finland TVN Style Poland have licensed BBC Three’s Hayley, produced by Bear Hug TV. The series explores the issues that affect the twentysomething generation, from online dating to cosmetic procedures.

Commenting on the deals, Andrea Jackson, CEO of Magnify Media said: “Andrea Jackson, CEO of Magnify Media said: “As these global deals demonstrate, we’re fast gaining a reputation for the quality and diversity of our finished programmes, as well as our formats. We represent some of the most respected producers in the UK and our carefully curated high-quality slate of programming is being very well received by these major broadcasters.”

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