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Striking first deals with U-Next, Catchplay and a local Disney business, independent distributor all3media international has furthered its journey into Asia for its drama and factual entertainment programming.

all3media 15Oct2019New acquisitions include the company’s first collaborations with U-Next and Disney in Japan and Catchplay in Taiwan.

U-Next, claimed to be the largest combined premium VOD and MVNO telecom service in Japan, will now feature 22 hours of all3media primetime drama including Neal Street Productions’ Informer (6 x 1-hour), the award-winning thriller for BBC One about a young second-generation Pakistani man from London who is coerced into informing for a counter-terrorism officer. It has also secured two seasons (16 x 1-hour) of Screentime’s Playing for Keeps.

Produced for Australia’s Channel Ten, the contemporary drama set on the side lines of professional football is told from the unique perspective of the real power players: the women. The package also contains hard hitting Dark Money, produced by the Forge, which confronts the conflict between the price of silence and a parent's responsibility to their son.

Taiwan’s Catchplay has picked up rights to three-part drama Mrs Wilson, as has Japan’s Tohokushinsha Film Corporation for its Super! Drama TV channel. Starring Golden Globe winner Ruth Wilson, Mrs Wilson is inspired by the memoir of her grandmother about her family’s history. A Snowed-In Production for BBC One and Masterpiece, the drama also stars Iain Glen, Keeley Hawes and Fiona Shaw.

In the factual entertainment genre, Travel Guides (Australia) represents all3media international’s first sales to BS Disney in Japan. The deal, totalling 24 hours of content, sees all three series airing on satellite channel Dlife. Based on an original Studio Lambert format and produced by Nine Network for Channel 9, Travel Guides (Australia) follows six groups of ordinary Australians as they take on the job of travel critics. Celebrity Undercover, from the producers of global hit Undercover Boss, an all3media America and Studio Lambert production for CBS, is heading to Asia with Wowow in Japan. The ten-episode series sees celebrities going incognito to search for tomorrow’s stars in their chosen field – from music to sport and modelling to comedy. 

Commenting on the deals, Kit Yow, sales manager at all3media international, (left in picture) said, “These latest deals are a fantastic indication of the continued demand for high-quality international content in Asia, particularly in Japan. Offering premium programming across multiple genres enables us to work with a broad spectrum of channels and platforms – and fully realise the huge potential of this vibrant market. We’re always seeking to build new collaborations, and we expect these first deals will be just the start of successful ongoing partnerships.”