Channel 4 Distribution announces latest series of Secondary Sales deals
Channel 4 Distribution has today announced a series of new deals for the licence of classic Film4 titles to other UK broadcasters. This is the first time some have been shown on free-to-air TV outside of the Channel 4 network.
Deals with Turner, UKTV and London Live will bring a number of critically acclaimed films from Film4’s catalogue to new channels and audiences.
The films include; 24 Hour Party People, The Crying Game and Shallow Grave (licensed to Turner); Withnail and I and A Private Function (UKTV); and Enduring Love and Velvet Goldmine (London Live).
Also announced today is a deal for multiple hit Channel 4 programmes to be broadcast on UKTV, Sky, London Live and Scripps’ Food Network.
UKTV will air classic Channel 4 comedies such as Peep Show (Objective Productions) and Spaced (ITV Studios) alongside Jamie’s Money Saving Meals (Fresh One Productions), Ottolenghi’s Mediterranean Island Feast (Keo Films) and David Starkey’s Monarchy (ITV Studios).
London Live has now added Bo Selecta (Talkback), The Adam and Joe Show (World of Wonder) and Noel Fielding’s Luxury Comedy (Secret Peter).
Scripps’ Food Network channel has secured Jamie’s Comfort Food along with various other programmes from Jamie Oliver’s back catalogue (Fresh One Productions) as well as Medicine Men Go Wild (Keo Films).
Finally, Channel 4 game show Fifteen To One (Regent Productions) is now airing on Sky’s Challenge channel.
All deals were negotiated for Channel 4 by Holly Newey, UK Secondary Sales Manager.
Carl Pfeiffer, Head of Distribution for Channel 4, said: “Our distribution business has built good relationships with the UK indie production sector and the other broadcasters to whom we sell. We’re really pleased to bring these high-quality Channel 4 shows and classic Film4 films to these channels and their audiences.”