Deals: eOne, Cineflix Rights, Guru Studio

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Cancon flies to Brazil, Guru Studio sets its licensing and merchandising plans for Pikwik Pack in the U.K. and Cineflix Rights takes My Big Family Farm global.

Entertainment One

Brazil-based media company Globo has picked up the rights to three Canadian series for its SVOD service Globoplay. Entertainment One (eOne) secured the deal for Nurses (IFC Films, eOne; pictured), Burden of Truth (IFC Films, Eagle Vision, eOne) and Mary Kills People (Cameron Pictures, eOne) ahead of the virtual NATPE market, which begins today (Jan. 18), and sees all three series available on Brazil’s largest streaming platform. The deal includes all three seasons of Mary Kills People as well as all currently and future seasons of Nurses and Burden of Truth. The deal was brokered by eOne’s David Hanono, VP of sales, Latin America.

All three series have been distributed in the U.S.; season one of Nurses is currently airing on NBC, The CW has aired all seasons of Burden of Truth and recently acquired its upcoming fourth season, while Lifetime aired the first two seasons of Mary Kills People.

Cineflix Rights

CBC has picked up the rights to the hit U.K. unscripted series My Big Family Farm. Sold by Cineflix Rights, the series – which originally aired as Our Yorkshire Farm on Channel 5 – has been acquired for 25 territories worldwide, with the Cineflix Media distribution arm in negotiations for further deals. Additional territories include Australia (Nine Network), New Zealand (Discovery Networks), Denmark (TV2), Finland (YLE), Norway and Sweden (NENT), Iran (Manoto), Turkey (TRT) and Greece (Tanweer Alliances for ERT Channel).

Guru Studio

Toronto-based animation company Guru Studio has selected U.K.-based licensing agency bRAND-WARD to represent its preschool series Pikwik Pack in the U.K. and Ireland. The agency will represent the series across consumer producers and other licensing and merchandising, including apparel, accessories, toys and games, publishing and housewares. The appointment builds on the existing relationship between the two companies, as bRAND-WARD represents another Guru property True and the Rainbow Kingdom. Guru Studio has yet to announce the U.K. and Ireland broadcaster for Pikwik Pack. The series has already premiered on Treehouse in Canada and Disney Junior in the U.S., and it has already been sold to Germany (Super RTL), Portugal (Canal Panda), Israel (HOP) and Poland (Minimini+).