MEDIA RELEASE: Cineflix Rights closes factual content deal with SBS Australia

October 26, 2021

Cineflix Rights has closed a deal with SBS Australia for more than 20 hours of factual content from its blue-chip history and documentary slate.

Voices of the Dead (3X60’, SandStone Global for Channel 5, UK) sees Professor Bettany Hughes using new technology while putting her investigative skills to the test, revealing intimate portraits of people and how they lived in Ancient Egypt and Pompeii.  

The Story of Late Night (6X60’, Cream Productions for CNN, US) takes viewers on a journey through late-night television’s most memorable moments. Featuring some of the funniest people on the planet and packed with behind-the-scenes stories from A-list Hollywood insiders, the series provides the ultimate accounts of a genre that changed the face of TV forever.

WWII By Drone (6X60’, Like A Shot Productions for UKTV and Smithsonian Channel, US) brings Europe’s sleeping battlefields back to life as never before thanks to cutting-edge CGI and drone-mounted technology.

Battle of Alcatraz (2X60’, Hoff Productions for Reelz, US) tells the story of one of the greatest jailbreaks of all time. The year is 1946, and five desperate convicts launch a brilliant escape plan. That is, until mayhem erupts, and the Rock becomes the site of a dramatic and violent standoff.

Battle of Britain: Three Days That Saved the Nation (3X60’, Lion Television for Channel 5, UK) explores three pivotal days during World War II in a thrilling minute-by-minute account of how Britain’s exhausted defenders put everything on the line to win the battle for air supremacy.

The Day Hitler Died (1X60’, Finestripe Productions for ITV, UK and Smithsonian Network, US) uses recently rediscovered eyewitness interviews which have never been broadcast, together with archive footage and dramatic reconstruction to provide the definitive account of Hitler’s final days in his Berlin bunker. 

The Day Kennedy Died (1X60’, Finestripe Productions for ITV, UK and Smithsonian Network, US) commemorates the fiftieth anniversary of President John F. Kennedy’s assassination. The 2013 film offers an hour-by-hour look at the events leading up to his death and includes exclusive never-before-seen interviews and powerful, rare archive footage.

Chris Bluett, SVP Sales, Asia Pacific and Benelux, Cineflix Rights said: “History has always been a strong performer in the Australian market, and I’m delighted to be continuing Cineflix’s longstanding relationship with SBS with sales of some of the latest additions to our slate alongside enduring titles.”


Media contact: Mark Ogle at OH Communications (for Cineflix Rights):
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About Cineflix Rights 
Cineflix Rights is the UK’s largest independent TV content distributor for broadcasters and streamers worldwide with a catalogue of premium scripted series and movies as well as high quality factual programming from some of the world’s most creative producers. Established in 2002, Cineflix Rights is based in London, and is part of the Cineflix Media group of companies.