GRB Entertainment announced a deal with N24 for crime and nature programming in German-speaking Europe, as well as a deal with Malaysia’s Cheers Media for extreme nature shows.
N24 acquired three crime programs, all originally produced for Discovery. Chain Gang: Maricopa County: one month, three chains, and fifteen men in prison – the Chain Gang is the ultimate punishment, the ultimate challenge, and sometimes the ultimate opportunity. County Jail: visit some of the toughest jails in America, a world where guilt and innocence hang in the balance – breeding tension, desperation, and the never-ending threat of violence. Hostage: Do or Die: the most frightening circumstances involving merciless criminals taking innocent victims hostage at the height of their elaborate crimes. For the first time, the hostages and negotiators who survived recount the horrifying moments that scarred their lives forever.
N24 also took nature program Monster Bug Wars, a one hour documentary showing tiny monster bugs with extraordinary weaponry. Armed with poison, fangs, jaws and claws, in a fight for food and survival, it’s eat or be eaten.
Cheers Media in Malaysia picked up two seasons of Full Force Nature: experience all types of natural disasters, from a storm chaser caught in the eye of a hurricane to a snowboarder trapped in an avalanche. Cheers also picked up Nature’s Revenge, a ten-title package that takes an exotic look at some of the unexplored aspects of nature including underwater encounters and brutal animal attacks.
“We have over 130 hours of nature and wildlife programming in our catalogue and we are so pleased to bring the Nature’s Revenge package, which includes Monster Bug Wars, to audiences in both Europe and Malaysia. Crime programming also continues to be a best-seller around the world and we’re thrilled to bring three of our top series to German-speaking Europe,” said Michael Lolato, SVP of International Distribution, GRB Entertainment.
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GRB Entertainment is an established trendsetter of unscripted, and scripted, alternative programming with a proven track record of creating highly-rated shows for networks worldwide. Intervention, GRB’s groundbreaking A&E series (200+ episodes), received two Emmy® Award nominations in 2016, a Critics’ Choice Award nomination in 2016, an Emmy® Award nomination in 2015, and an Emmy Award win in 2009 from the Television Academy of Arts & Sciences for Outstanding Reality Program. Now in its 29th successful year as a producer and distributor, GRB’s programs are aired in primetime in more than 170 countries by the largest broadcasters in the world, including ITV and Channel 4 (U.K.), Canal+ and TF1 (France), Global (Canada), RTL and ProSieben (Germany), Fuji-TV (Japan).