Red Arrow International Studios Signs Broadcast Deals Across Hong Kong, China and South Korea For Award Winning Non-Scripted Slate
Ground-breaking documentary series The Weekly and hit social experiment titles including Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds and Meat the Family find new homes in the region
Red Arrow Studios International has secured new deals in Asia, with broadcasters across Hong Kong, China and South Korea picking up titles across its diverse slate of formats and factual content.
For Asia, documentary and current affairs VOD platform iwonder has acquired The Weekly, a landmark series from The New York Times which brings the newspaper’s unparalleled journalism and insight to the TV screen. The series, produced by The New York Times and Left/Right, a Red Arrow Studios company, for FX and Hulu (US), has just been nominated for nine News and Documentary Emmy awards.
For South Korea, the nation's largest public broadcaster KBS has taken Don’t Stop the Music (3x57’), an inspiring social experiment series about the power of music to change the lives of kids, produced by Artemis Media for Australian Broadcasting Corporation, in association with Screen Australia, Screenwest and Lottery West.
Both seasons of the original version of multi-award winning Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds (total: 7x47' + 2x47' specials), produced by Red Arrow Studios company CPL Productions for Channel 4, have been picked up by local agent Creo Contents for South Korea, while for Hong Kong and Macau, free TV channel 77 Hong Kong Open TV has taken the format’s UK, Spanish and Australian adaptions.
Also for Hong Kong and Macau, TVB has picked up the UK version of innovative new social experiment The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes (4 x 47’). Created and produced by Red Arrow Studio’s CPL Productions and Motion Content Group, the series sees a group of people living with dementia tasked with helping to run a restaurant.
And for Hong Kong, RTHK has acquired the original UK version of topical new factual entertainment series Meat the Family (3x47’). Produced by Spun Gold TV for Channel 4 (UK), the series sees four meat-eating families welcome the animal they most frequently serve for dinner into their homes: from chickens and sheep, to pigs and even cows!
Tim Gerhartz, SVP Global Sales at Red Arrow Studios International, said “We’re continuing to see strong demand internationally across our slate of non-scripted titles as broadcasters look for compelling, thought-provoking and authentic content. From the fresh and valuable insights offered by The Weekly to the heart-warming Old People’s Home for 4 Year Olds and The Restaurant That Makes Mistakes, we’re looking forward to introducing audiences in Asia to this inspiring array of programmes.”
The deals were brokered by Joyce Dröse, Sales for Asia, at Red Arrow Studios International.