Leading independent distributor all3media International has secured a major package deal with HBO Europe, it announced today, as a selection of its latest contemporary primetime drama is lined up for broadcast in Europe.
The deal includes pay TV rights in Central and Eastern Europe, plus SVoD rights for HBO Nordic (Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland) and Spain, to six-part thriller Clique, from Skins creator Bryan Elsley, a new launch which will feature as part of the upcoming MIP Drama Screenings. A BBC Studios and Balloon Entertainment co-production for BBC Scotland/BBC Three, Clique centres on childhood soulmates Georgia and Holly, who, only a few weeks into university life, are drawn into an elite clique of alpha girls, only to find this seductive world is deeply corrupted.
HBO Europe has also acquired Rellik, created and written by BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated Harry and Jack Williams (The Missing) and starring Richard Dormer (Game of Thrones) and Jodi Balfour (The Crown). Produced by New Pictures and Two Brothers Pictures for BBC One and Cinemax in association with all3media International, Rellik is a six-part thriller telling the story of a serial killer in reverse, as the perpetrator is caught before the drama moves backwards in time to the very beginning – the crime itself. And finally, HBO Europe has secured Liar, a compelling six-part emotional thriller in production for ITV UK and SundanceTV USA, starring Joanne Froggatt (Downton Abbey) and Ioan Gruffudd (Forever).
“We are very happy to include Rellik, Clique and Liar to our lineups, strengthening our offering across our territories. These are three different but equally interesting titles we are excited to present to our subscribers everywhere”, says Ragnhild Thorbech, SVP Programming & Acquisitions HBO Europe.
Stephen Driscoll, EVP EMEA at all3media International, added, “This significant acquisition by HBO Europe of these just-launched dramas is a fantastic testament to the strong characters, storylines and production values of these new titles. By working with acclaimed creators such as Bryan Elsley and Harry and Jack Williams we are ensuring all3media International continues to be the go-to distributor for contemporary hit primetime drama, and I’m looking forward to seeing the success of these titles grow as we showcase them to the international market this year.”
About all3media International
all3media international distributes popular, award-winning TV programmes to over 1,000 broadcasters and media platforms around the world.
The company has been celebrated for producing, marketing and distributing quality, ground-breaking and pioneering shows to global audience – consistently topping the Broadcast and Televisual annual Indies Surveys and we have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in recognition of our growth – twice.
Our catalogue contains over 8,500 hours of content across all genres, with a focus on drama, comedy, factual, entertainment and formats. As well as Britain’s top-selling series Midsomer Murders, our lead dramas include National Treasure, The Missing, Clique, Safe House, Indian Summers, Liar and Hinterland. Our contemporary comedy slate features Fleabag and GameFace. Factual, entertainment and format bestsellers include Gogglebox, Undercover Boss, Gordon Ramsay’s Kitchen Nightmares, The Gadget Show and The Cube.
As part of the UK’s leading multi-label studio we partner with UK and international producers – including our own studios – in developing, financing and delivering content and formats.