Cineflix Rights closes European presales for Sinking Cities ahead of MIPTV 2018

March 27, 2018

Cineflix Rights, the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor, has presold new series Sinking Cities to broadcasters across Europe.

Sinking Cities (4×60’, Cineflix Productions) follows local planners, first-responders, scientists, and engineers in four of the world’s most famous coastal cities as they gear up for an epic battle with climate change. Facing rising sea levels and intensifying weather systems, they’re fighting a global threat that’s forcing people to rethink the very nature of their existence. Every episode of this gripping science and technology series explores a different hot spot as London, New York, Tokyo, and Miami reimagine their future.

Set to premiere in the US later this year, Sinking Cities will also air in multiple territories across Europe following the presales to Discovery Europe and RMC Découverte France. Cineflix Rights expects to ink further presale deals before launching the show at MIPTV 2018.

Chris Bonney, CEO Rights, Cineflix Media said: “At Cineflix Rights we provide our producers with the right financing options to get their projects made for the international market and deliver them the best sales results. Sinking Cities is a prime example–a high quality and incredibly topical series that resonates with buyers and audiences worldwide.”

Sinking Cities is being produced in association with THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET as part of the public media initiative Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change.

The deal with Discovery Europe was closed by Sandra Piha, SVP, Program Sales Pan-Regional, UK, Éire, and Scandinavia, while the RMC Découverte deal was closed by Sabrina Ayala, SVP, Sales France, Italy, Iberia, and Latin America.


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

About Cineflix Rights

Cineflix Rights, a division of Cineflix Media Inc., is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor with a growing catalogue of 4,500 hours of sought-after programs from some of the world’s most creative producers. Our diversified factual and scripted shows cover a wide range of genres, including crime & investigation, documentaries & specials, history, factual entertainment, lifestyle, 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.

About WNET

WNET is America’s flagship PBS station and parent company of THIRTEEN and WLIW21. WNET also operates NJTV, the statewide public media network in New Jersey. Through its broadcast channels, three cable services (THIRTEEN PBSKids, Create and World) and online streaming sites, WNET brings quality arts, education and public affairs programming to more than five million viewers each week. WNET produces and presents such acclaimed PBS series as Nature, Great Performances, American Masters, PBS NewsHour Weekend and a range of documentaries, children’s programs, and local news and cultural offerings. Peril and Promise: The Challenge of Climate Change is a public media initiative from WNET in New York reporting on the human impact of climate change, designed to provide context, scientifically sound information, and fact-based journalism to audiences across every platform of public media. It also focuses on stories of exciting new frontiers of scientific innovation in resilience, mitigation, and clean energy.