Japan, Korea say yes to Nine’s MAFS

Australian series gets more international sales; CJZ forges deal with new UK distributor.

A+E Networks Asia has picked up season six (2019) of the Australia version of Married at First Sight and will make the show available in Japan and Korea.

The Endemol Shine series has already been a hit in the UK during Covid and screens in Italy.

Meanwhile UK-based financier and distributor BossaNova has forged a deal to represent titles by Australia’s CJZ and its NZ outfit Greenstone.

The deal totals more than 600 hours, such as Border Patrol, Motorway Patrol, Highway Patrol, Dog Patrol, Dog Patrol: Puppy School, Cruising, Murder In The Outback, The Big Ward and Renters.

CJZ CEO Matt Campbell said: “Paul (Heaney) and his talented team did great work with our catalogue of programmes during his time as founder and CEO at TCB. BossaNova marks a new start for both of us. We like Paul’s approach to distribution which is more than just about selling shows. Financing series has become a complicated puzzle, helped enormously through Paul’s strong relationships with buyers across the globe. The market intel and additional networking opportunities he provides is essential in today’s media landscape.”

Source: TBI Vision, C21

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