Sales in brief: D360, 9 Story, Lionsgate

marblemedia's Distribution360 closes a number sales from its factual and doc catalogue, while 9 Story inks new deal for Daniel Tiger's Neighbourhood (pictured).
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marblemedia’s Distribution360 arm has sold a number of factual and documentary titles to international broadcasters. All 83 half-hour episodes of Ghostly Encounters series were sold to U.K. broadcaster YourTV. RTR Media’s Open House Overhaul (13 x 30), meanwhile, was picked up by South Africa’s African Business Channel, with Australia’s Fotxel acquiring new seasons of Leave it to Bryan (26 x 30 minutes) and House of Bryan: In the Sticks (24 x 30 minutes). Distribution360 also secured sales for two documentaries from Archie Productions, with SBS (Australia) acquiring Britain’s Ultimate Pilots: Inside the RAF (4 x 60 minutes) and the one-off Red Arrows: Inside the Bubble heading to American Public Television.

9 Story Media Group

Toronto-based 9 Story Media Group has licensed the third season of Daniel Tiger’s Neighbourhood to Disney Junior in Latin America (40 x 11 minutes). The network previously picked up the first two seasons of the series, which aired in 2013 and June of 2015 respectively. The series is coproduced and distributed by The Fred Rogers Company and 9 Story Media Group, with The Fred Rogers Company’s Kevin Morrison, 9 Story Media’s Vince Commisso and Angela C. Santomero executive producing. The series airs on CBC in Canada.


U.S. cable net Animal Planet and producer-distributor Lionsgate have picked up the documentary Million Dollar Duck via the Slamdance Film Festival. The deal, which covers the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, will see Animal Planet handling television rights while Lionsgate has theatrical run, digital home entertainment and packaged media rights. Animal Planet will air the doc this fall after it completes a limited theatrical run. Directed by Brian Golden Davis and produced by Mark Jonathan Harris and Richard Prager, Million Dollar Duck follows six wildlife artists competing in the only juried art contest run by the U.S. government: the Federal Duck Stamp Contest. The deal expands Discovery’s relationship with Lionsgate. Last fall, Discovery and Liberty Global each acquired a 3.4% stake in the company. Lionsgate and Discovery also have a home entertainment distribution agreement under which Lionsgate distributes Discovery programming on packaged media in the U.S.

- with files from Kevin Ritchie, Realscreen