January 18, 2017
By Thanussha Priyah
Keshet International (KI) announced further sales of its critically acclaimed BBC One drama The A Word. BBC First has acquired the six part drama for Africa and Benelux, as has UKTV New Zealand, Polish public broadcaster TVP, Brazil’s no. 1 multichannel cable and satellite TV service, Globosat and South Korea’s EBS public service channel. Season two of the show, co-produced by Fifty Fathoms and Keshet UK, is soon to go into production.
The deals follow the recently closed two season premium subscription deal with Amazon Prime Video in the US, as well as the first wave of sales which saw Canada’s national public broadcaster CBC, BBC First Australia, YLE Finland, RUV Iceland, HRT Croatia, RTV Slovenia, SVT Sweden and YES Israel acquire the series.