Cineflix International goes global with new popular series "Mayday"
October 01, 2003
October, 2003 : Cineflix International Ltd, the London-based international television distribution arm of Canadian production company Cineflix is delighted to announce the latest major international deal for their home grown series, Mayday, Air Disaster.
Prosieben, one of the largest German commercial broadcasters, has acquired the full 6 episodes of the one hour series which will see it scheduled to air in Fall 2003.
Paul Heaney, MD of Cineflix International Distribution commented: “Mayday, Air Disaster, six one-hours of investigative popular science, represents a new frontier of factual programming for Cineflix. Prosieben has very high standards and we’re proud to be delivering the series to them. This deal is a perfect example of the synergy between Cineflix Montreal and our distribution arm in the UK, Cineflix International.”
Mayday, Air Disaster was also licensed recently at MipTV 2003 to TVNZ in New Zealand, the Seven Network in Australia and the Holland Media Groep, significant sales indeed for the 6×60 series, which has already been pre-sold to UK broadcaster Five; to France 5; and to Discovery and Canal D in Canada.
Mayday delves into the science behind the causes of recent air crashes, employing dramatic recreation to evoke the tense moments of flights in peril. Swissair Flight 111, which ended in tragedy off the coast of Newfoundland in 1998; United Airlines Flight 811 near Honolulu, where a 747 cargo door blew off creating a fatal hole in the fuselage; and the Air Transat emergency landing in the Azores are just three of the gripping Mayday flights.