Cineflix Rights acquires The History of Comedy

June 06, 2017

Cineflix Rights, one of the UK’s largest independent TV content distributors, acquired The History of Comedy, a new eight-part series from Turner.

The CNN Original Series, from executive producers Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy® Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), combines archival footage and contemporary interviews with comedy legends and scholars such as Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David, and more.  The series explores the gears that make the comedic mind tick and examines how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history. 

Cineflix Rights closed deals with a number of  broadcasters including: Sky Arts (UK), Discovery (Poland), Movistar+ (Spain) and YES DBS (Israel), with additional sales expected in Europe, Australia, and New Zealand.

Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “Featuring candid interviews with some of the genre’s biggest stars, The History of Comedy leaves viewers in stitches. This one-of-a-kind series is already proving popular with our buyers in the international marketplace. It’s exactly the type of high-quality, stand-out programming that we’ll be looking to acquire more of as we attend Realscreen West.”

Anthony Kimble, SVP, Co-Production and North American Acquisitions at Cineflix Rights closed the deal to acquire The History of Comedy.


For more information, contact Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights): / +44 (0) 7789 981561A

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 4,500 hours of bold and innovativecontent 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.