04 Apr 2016
CONTENT TELEVISION SETS OUT LINE OF DUTY SUCCESS AS NEW THIRD SEASON LAUNCHES AT MIPTV
Cannes, 4th April 2016 – Content Television, a division of Content Media Corporation, has sold the brand new third season of World Productions’ critically-acclaimed, award-winning primetime thriller Line of Duty to broadcasters across the world it was announced today, coinciding with its international launch at MIPTV.
Written by Jed Mercurio (Bodies), the much-anticipated new season of Line of Duty made its debut on BBC Two in the UK with the premiere episode securing the highest audience figure for any Line of Duty episode to date. Content Television has already secured pan regional deals for the new 5 x one hour and 1 x 90 minute series with DirecTV in Latin America and BBC Worldwide for Benelux. VOD rights to the series have been picked up by Hulu for the US, alongside further deals in France (France TV), Brazil (Globosat), Africa (ITV), Norway (NRK), Iceland (RUV), Sweden (SVT), Denmark (DR), Germany (TMG), Malta (Go TV), Australia (NBC Universal) and New Zealand (Sky). Acorn has also signed Video, DTO and VOD rights for US and Canada.
In addition to launching season three, Content Television will also be shopping presale rights to the drama’s fourth season, which is scheduled to go into production later this year. The first two seasons of the BAFTA nominated and RTS Television Award winning Line of Duty have already sold widely across the world.
Greg Phillips, President at Content Television, commented, “Line of Duty represents the finest in UK drama and offers the perfect package to international broadcasters – a first-class production team; a line-up featuring some of the world’s most exciting acting talent; addictive storylines; stunningly complex characters; a long-running returning primetime series and proven ratings success. This roster of deals signed highlights the outstanding quality of Line of Duty. We are very proud to represent this absolute gem in our catalogue.”
Set in the fictional police anti-corruption unit AC-12, Line of Duty is a cat-and-mouse thriller that takes a probing look into modern policing and corruption. Season three pits AC-12 against their most dangerous adversary yet. Called in to investigate the conduct of Sergeant Danny Waldron (Daniel Mays, Mrs Biggs, Public Enemies), the highly proficient leader of an Armed Response Unit whose unpredictable behaviour is becoming a threat to colleagues and suspects, AC-12 could soon find themselves in the firing line… In their pursuit of corruption, how far will they go to uncover the truth?
Mays joins returning cast Martin Compston (The Great Train Robbery), Vicky McClure (Broadchurch) and Adrian Dunbar (Ashes to Ashes), alongside new cast members Will Mellor (Broadchurch, The Street), Arsher Ali (The Missing, Complicit) and Leanne Best (Ripper Street, Fortitude).
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About Content Media Corporation
Content Media Corporation is a global entertainment media company based in London with offices in Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, which owns and distributes a significant library of film, television and digital assets. Content Film, the film sales division, holds the rights to over 275 feature film titles and helps producers secure financing, marketing and distribution. The division also acquires top-tier documentaries. Content Television is the television sales division, which holds the library rights to 5,200 hours of TV programming incorporating major drama series, non-fiction entertainment, special event programming, kids’ series, TV movies and mini-series. Content Digital licenses over 300 hours of bespoke digital properties, in addition to the existing library, to digital media platforms worldwide, including on-demand, broadband and mobile.