Premium factual distributor Flame Distribution has finalised a raft of sales agreements in South Korea and China on a selection of the company’s unscripted series and specials.  The announcement was made today by Fiona Gilroy, Content Sales and Acquisitions Director, Flame Distribution.

In South Korea:

Public broadcaster KBS has snapped up Greta Thunberg: The Voice of the Future (1 x 57’) which tells the true story of how the actions of one Swedish teenager went on to inspire a global movement that has pushed the fight against climate change further than ever before.  The doc is by Entertain Me Productions.

In China:

‘Billionaire Wonderland’ is coming soon on iQIYI. Courtesy of Flame Distribution.

iQIYI, one of the largest online video streaming sites in the world has licensed a selection of documentary series, specials, and shorts from the distributor which include titles such as Billionaire WonderlandHow Not to Get Cancer? and #Beasts.  These new acquisitions follow on from two previously unannounced deals that were concluded with Flame earlier this year for The Kingdom: How Fungi Made Our World, and Cat Report, which already aired, and according to iQIYI did extremely well on their platform.

Huanxi Media has licensed a selection of 50.5 hours of content for their SVOD platform, which includes a package of biographies and documentaries produced by Entertain Me Productions such as Ariana Grande: State of Mind (1 x 1hr), Elvis: The Men Who Knew Him Best (1 x 2 hour), Freddie Mercury: The Ultimate Showman (1 x 1hr) Harry and Meghan: When Two Became Three (1 x 1hr), Alien Autopsy: The Search for Answers (4 x 1hr), Hollywood’s Dark Secret (1 x 1hr) to name a few.

Further titles also included as part of this deal from other producers include Britney Spears: Breaking Point (1 x 1hr by Waddell Media), The Greatest Air Race (1 x 1hr by All of Us Productions), For Love or Money (5 x 1hr by BBC Studios), Food Safari Water (13 x ½ hrs by Kismet Productions), and more.

Youku (owned by Alibaba) has taken Food Safari Earth (13 x ½ hrs produced by Kismet Productions) for its SVOD platform.

“These sales highlight the growing buoyancy in segments of the Asian market, especially as the demand for non-scripted content seems to be accelerating during COVID.  We are delighted to have finalised these deals with such prominent partners, and to see our non-scripted fare further extend its reach into these territories,” said Fiona Gilroy.