Mumbai: GRB Media Ranch co-principals, Gary R. Benz and Sophie Ferron announced that several program deals were finalised ahead of the upcoming MipCom market. Deals span the globe from Australia, South Korea, Middle East, and Iberia.
From Australia, Seven Network acquired three seasons (7,8 and 9) of GRB Media Ranch’s popular true-crime docuseries, On The Case. The long-running series explores intriguing murder mysteries through in-depth interviews with those closest to the case and examines the forensic evidence that helped unravel the mystery. First person accounts from witnesses and suspects reveal the raw emotions left behind from personal tragedies and the motives of the perpetrators.
MBC took Showdown of the Unbeatables for the Middle East. This game show is where inventors and entrepreneurs pit their unique products and machines against each other and put their reputations to the test in the ultimate head-to-head invention battle. Learn how the inventions work, meet the engineers who created the products, and see these tools in action. When the dueling competitors meet, the rules are agreed upon, the supporters take their place, and the showdown begins!
South Korea’s JCG acquired three titles:
- Icons Unearthed: Fast & Furious What should have been a one-off popcorn summer flick followed by a straight-to-video sequel became one of the largest film franchises of all time. Worth billions of dollars in ticket sales, it has spawned merchandise, spin-offs, and theme park attractions, and put a series of increasingly amazing stunts on the world’s movie screens. Despite the loss of a beloved lead actor, the franchise is a masterclass in world-building, raising the stakes, and growing a truly dedicated fan base internationally.
- Icons Unearthed: Star Wars: Travel to a time not very far, far away and witness the creation and filming of George Lucas’s two Star Wars trilogies. Included in the program are revealing interviews with cast and crew, making it the definitive account of the space saga that changed movies forever.
- Icons Unearthed: Marvel The Marvel Cinematic Universe is the most successful franchise of all time, and it has changed the way movies are made. Taking a cue from their comic book source material, these films tell different characters’ stories that all take place in one massive, interwoven universe. Each film would introduce one key protagonist, building toward the release of one giant blockbuster, The Avengers, that would put them all together. If a single one of those films failed at the box office, it could derail what may be the biggest gamble ever taken in the history of cinema. How did Marvel pull it off? Multicanal Iberia also acquired Nacelle title Icons Unearthed: Marvel
Benz stated, “GRB Media Ranch is fully operational at both our sales and acquisitions level, working at full speed since our launch just 6 weeks ago! These deals are an indicator of the reception we’ve gotten to the great programs we offer. We are booked solid with meetings at MIPCOM with our partners to bring them even more content with high levels of audience appeal.”
Ferron added, “We are thrilled with the reaction we’ve gotten to some of our best programs which are also available for other territories. Gary and I are looking forward to having our entire team together for the first time at MIPCOM and, as our motto says, “…we’ve got stories” - over 5,000 hours of them!”