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Cineflix Rights acquires new programming from Finestripe Productions and Waddell Media

February 14, 2017

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s largest independent TV content distributors, has signed deals with award-winning UK producers Finestripe Productions and Waddell Media for two new shows which will be launched at MIPTV.  Both shows will be premiered to buyers at the distributor’s annual content showcase event next week in London.

Inside Dior (2x60’, Finestripe Productions for Channel 4) gives viewers an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the billion-dollar luxury empire that spans clothes, handbags, makeup and perfume. Marking the fashion house’s 70th anniversary, this two-part documentary reveals its illustrious past and present, meeting well-heeled clients and celebrities and introducing the geniuses behind every lavish detail, including Dior’s first-ever female creative director. The first of the two parts just aired on More4 and outperformed the channel’s slot average by 25%.

A Big LEGO Christmas (1x60’, Waddell Media for Channel 4) offers access to the global superbrand as it prepares to open the world’s biggest LEGO store, in London. Highlights include Duncan, Britain’s only certified LEGO professional, who is attempting to build a record-breaking LEGO model of Tower Bridge and new designer Justin as his first LEGO set - based on The Beatles’ Yellow Submarine - hits the shelves. A Big LEGO Christmas won its time slot with a consolidated audience of 2.9m/12% share – an increase of 75% on the slot average. The Secret World of LEGO and Inside LEGO at Christmas were both huge hits for Channel 4 and worldwide.

Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Both Inside Dior and A Big Lego Christmas come from producers with a track record of delivering very strong ratings in the UK and substantial global sales. They provide a rare look into the inner workings of huge global brands to deliver entertaining and insightful television  - which is exactly what our buyers are looking for at the moment."  

The deals with Finestripe Productions and Waddell Media were closed by Kate Laffey, VP, Acquisitions.

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For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):

mark@ohcommunications.co.uk / +44 (0) 7789 981561

About Cineflix Rights

Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is one of the UK’s largest independent TV content distributors with a growing catalogue of more than 4,500 hours of popular content from some of the world’s most creative producers.  Our diversified factual and scripted programs cover a wide range of genres including crime & investigation, documentaries & specials, history, factual entertainment, lifestyle, reality, science & technology, wildlife & natural history, as well as formats.  Founded in 2002 and headquartered in London, Cineflix Rights has sales teams in the UK and North America.