Content Television has struck a pan territory distribution deal at MIPTV with Monaco-based Daro Films for a number of television titles including the fourth season of Canadian dramedy series Republic of Doyle, both seasons of BBC Two’s Line of Duty, Irish TV movie series Jack Taylor and BBC Two’s drama series The Fall – which is set to premiere in the UK this May. This is the latest deal between Content Television and Daro Films, with Daro having previously taken the rights to previous seasons of Republic of Doyle, Ice Road Terror and Killer Mountain.
Per the terms of this deal, Daro Films has taken all distribution rights throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Portugal and Turkey for Channel 4’s Run, seasons 1 and 2 of Larry King Now, ITV’s drama The Bletchley Circle, both seasons of BBC Two’s Line of Duty, Screenworks’ Amber, the four-part drama Freddy and season four of Canadian dramedy series Republic of Doyle, alongside a package of TV movies and the long-running drama series Highway to Heaven starring Michael Landon. Finally, Daro Films has taken rights in English speaking Africa to Jack Taylor and BBC Two’s The Fall.
Speaking of the deal, Greg Phillips, President of Content Television & Digital said, “We’re delighted to extend our collaboration with Pierre-André and the team at Daro Films at MIP-TV with this significant roster of new titles. They are experts in placing content with leading broadcasters throughout these territories and we’re looking forward to seeing these hit titles reaching brand new audiences in their highly capable hands.”
While Pierre-André Rochat, President of Daro Film Distribution, added, “It’s great to renew our long-standing partnership with Content during this 50th anniversary year for MIP-TV. Over the years both our teams have become great friends as well as business associates and we’re excited to be able to showcase these fantastic new titles to our broadcaster clients.”