Broadcast: UKTV finds home for The Good Nazi
Domestic broadcaster among a range of international buyers of doc
UKTV is among a raft of global broadcasters to have picked up a documentary about a Nazi officer who mirrored the work of Oskar Schindler.
The multi-channel network has acquired Canadian 60-minute film The Good Nazi, which tells the story of Major Karl Plagge, a Wehrmacht officer and Nazi Party member who, on witnessing the Nazi destruction of the Jewish community in Lithuania, risked his own life to save Jews from the Vilna Ghetto, echoing Schindler’s own work in Poland.
The doc is expected to air on factual channel Yesterday.
Distributor Drive has also sold the doc, which was made by Canada’s Associated Producers, to ZDF Info in Germany, Planète+ in France, Italy’s RTI – Mediaset, LRT in Lithuania, Foxtel in Australia and Viasat World for CEE and Scandinavia.
Elsewhere, the first series of UK-based Artlab Films’ 4 x 60-minute series for Channel 5, Warship: Life at Sea, has been bought by Discovery-owned DMAX in Germany, Sweden’s TV4 and TVNZ.
The series, which follows the lives of 280 crew on board the vessel HMS Duncan, was renewed for a second run earlier this year. DMAX has pre-bought the second series.
Drive, the distribution and production-funding agency that brokered the deals, has also sold Arrow Media’s fellow C5 series World’s Worst Flights (6 x 60-minutes) to Fox Networks Group in Poland, TV2 in Norway, RTL in The Netherlands, Hubu Media in China, Discovery Turkey, TV2 in Denmark, TVNZ in New Zealand and Nippon TV in Japan.
“The wide range of deals we’ve struck for these titles is extremely encouraging in the run-up to Mipcom,” said Drive joint managing director Ben Barrett. “We are sure these programmes will be well received by viewers worldwide.”
Published by John Elmes 17.09.2019 at www.broadcastnow.co.uk.