GRB Studios takes premium factual entertainment to audiences around the globe

Hud Woodle, Executive Vice President, International Sales & Operations of GRB Studios, announced multiple deals for its top-performing factual entertainment programs, with a large volume deal for LatAm with Pluto TV. Deals were also recently completed in Germany, with ProSieben and Discovery; as well as with broadcaster OSN in the Middle East; AETNU.K. took new titles, and a deal was finalized with MNET in Africa. Two territories bought the GRB-produced, real-life medical drama series Untold Stories of the E.R., marking 127 countries that the hit program has been broadcast.

Pluto LatAmacquired a variety of Spanish-language shows. Nature programs include; Full Force Nature; Anatomy of Disaster, Animals Are People Too, Extreme Contact, and Storm Warning. Action programs include Fugitivos de la Ley; High Seas Rescue and Now See This; real medical drama series Untold Stories of the E.R.as well as Impact Tv a half-hour variety program, featuring peculiar stories from around the world.

As mentioned, Germany saw two deals for GRB: ProSieben renewed three seasons of true romantic crime seriesWicked Attractionand licensed S6 for the first time while Discovery Germany acquired Untold Stories of the E.R, marking the first time the program airs in the country.

AETN acquired S9 of true crime investigative series, On the Case for the U.K. while Middle East channel OSN acquired 6 hours of Top Travel, showcasing luxurious international travel. MNET took three docu-series for Africa: For Peete’s SakeMind Your Business and The Book of John Grey.

Woodle stated: “GRB Studios has been answering the global call for premium factual content during these trying times of Covid-19. We are thrilled to partner with Pluto LatAm, offering over 225 hours of Spanish-language programming in a variety of genres. And our own GRB-produced series, Untold Stories of the E.R. just premiered in its 127th country.  From GRB’s catalog of over 4,000 hours of audience-favorite programming, we offer something intriguing and entertaining for everyone, everywhere.”

 

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GRB STUDIOS’ FACTUAL ENTERTAINMENT TRAVELS TO GLOBAL AUDIENCES

Gud Woodle, Executive Vice President, International Sales & Operations of GRB Studios, announced multiple deals for its top-performing factual entertainment programs, with a large volume deal for LatAm with Pluto TV. Deals were also recently completed in Germany, with ProSieben and Discovery; as well as with broadcaster OSN in the Middle East. AETN UK took new titles, and a deal was finalized with MNET in Africa. Two territories bought the GRB-produced, real-life medical drama series Untold Stories of the E.R., marking 127 countries that the hit program has been broadcast.

Pluto LatAm acquired a variety of Spanish-language shows. Nature programs include “Full Force Nature”, “Anatomy of Disaster”, “Animals Are People Too”, “Extreme Contact”, and “Storm Warning”. Action programs include “Fugitivos de la Ley”, “High Seas Rescue” and “Now See This”. Real medical drama series “Untold Stories of the E.R.”, as well as “Impact Tv”, a half-hour variety program, featuring peculiar stories from around the world.

As mentioned, Germany saw two deals for GRB: ProSieben renewed three seasons of true romantic crime series, “Wicked Attraction”, and licensed S6 for the first time while Discovery Germany acquired “Untold Stories of the E.R.”, marking the first time the program airs in the country.  AETN acquired S9 of true crime investigative series, “On the Case” for the U.K. while Middle East channel OSN acquired 6 hours of “Top Travel”, showcasing luxurious international travel. MNET took three docu-series for Africa: “For Peete’s Sake2, “Mind Your Business”, and “The Book of John Grey”.

Woodle stated: “GRB Studios has been answering the global call for premium factual content during these trying times of Covid-19. We are thrilled to partner with Pluto LatAm, offering over 225 hours of Spanish-language programming in a variety of genres. And our own GRB-produced series, Untold Stories of the E.R. just premiered in its 127th country. From GRB’s catalog of over 4,000 hours of audience-favorite programming, we offer something intriguing and entertaining for everyone, everywhere.”

 

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Fresh Perspectives for Crime Programming

True-crime programming has seemingly endless appeal for TV viewers—armchair detectives eager to get to the bottom of who did it and what drove them to do it. “Everyone loves a good mystery, and that’s what these true-crime shows are at their hearts,” says Hud Woodle, executive VP of international sales and operations at GRB Studios. “Frankly, it also feels good—perhaps, these days more than ever—to see the bad guy (or gal) get caught!”

But with a glut of true-crime series and specials in the marketplace, it’s become even more essential that a program presents fresh perspectives or unique insights in order to stand out from the pack.

The GRB slate includes On the Case, exploring murder mysteries through in-depth interviews with those closest to the case and examining the forensic evidence that helped unravel the mystery. First-person accounts from witnesses and suspects reveal the raw emotions left behind from personal tragedies and the motives of the perpetrators. Journalist and newscaster Paula Zahn leads the action. GRB just announced season ten of On the Case with Paula Zahn, produced for Discovery, will be available to international buyers later this year.

TV journalist Deborah Norville is at the center of the action in Executed, which spotlights criminal cases that resulted in the ultimate punishment: death. Produced for REELZ, each episode features shocking stories of heinous acts, guilty verdicts and the condemned paying the price for their crimes.

Produced for TV One, For My Man features shocking stories of women who have committed crimes in the name of love. There are six seasons on offer.

It Happened Here, produced for REELZ, visits the locations of some of the world’s most controversial celebrity deaths and discovers the roles that fate, circumstance and luck played in each icon’s journey to fame and tragedy.

Meanwhile, classic titles such as Occult Crimes and Wicked Attraction continue to perform well. Recent sales have been secured with Blue Ant in Canada and ProSieben in Germany, respectively.

“It always comes back to good storytelling,” says Woodle on the USP needed to stand out in today’s marketplace. “The GRB lineup features over 900 hours of masterfully crafted, compellingly presented crime stories, told in a way that keeps the audience glued to the screen, asking, ‘Who done it!?!’ till the very end. Oftentimes, viewers will rewatch crime content even though they know how it ends, proving that nothing beats a great story.”

 

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