London – Drive the production funding and distribution agency led by Lilla Hurst and Ben Barrett announces a number of pre-sales, co-production and completed programme sales that also form the company’s first distribution slate for MIPCOM. Drive secured pre-sale funding from SBS Australia and ZDF for Building Star Trek, a 50th anniversary special celebrating the cultural and technological impact of the iconic series.


The special was produced by yap films for Smithsonian Channel and Discovery Canada, with Drive taking both 1 x 120’ and 1 x 60’ versions to MIPCOM. The company will also be launching The World’s Deadliest Weather: Caught on Camera at the market. The series was financed through a range of pre-sales secured by Drive, and will be available in 13 x 60’ or 26 x 30’ formats. The series is a co-production between Drive and UK producer Back2Back.