DCD Rights’ factual titles sell worldwide with new shows to launch at Mipcom

24 September 2019

Leading UK-based distributor DCD Rights sees its popular factual titles travel to every corner of the globe, ahead of launching brand new factual shows; Haunted Encounters, Secrets Of The Nazi War Machine, The Blitz: Britain On Fire, The Redemption Project and From Hell: Caught On Camera Series 2 at MIPCOM 2019.

DCD Rights is delighted to confirm that Secret Nazi Bases (6 x 60’), a Go Button Media production for UKTV, Discovery Science & Discovery has sold to major global broadcasters, including; Foxtel, Australia, A&E in CEE and Scandinavia, Prima Group in the Czech Republic, Emirates Cable TV E-Vision for the Middle East, True Visions in Thailand, ProSiebenSat.1 for German Speaking Europe and Discovery Communications for Spain.

The Nile: 5,000 Years Of History (4 x 60′), a Rare TV & SandStone Global production for Channel 5, is another of DCD Rights’ factual titles to be sold to a raft of broadcasters worldwide, including; SBS Australia, Viasat World for Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and CIS, Dazzler Media in UK & Eire, Choice TV in New Zealand, TVO, Canada, GEO Television for German Speaking Europe, Acorn TV, North America; Prima Group in the Czech Republic, France TV for French Speaking Europe, Knowledge Network, Canada, Foxtel for Australia & New Zealand, Expressive Media for Spain & Andorra and True Visions in Thailand.

Further to these global sales, DCD Rights, will launch a brand-new slate of factual programmes in time for Mipcom, with sales already confirmed.

The Redemption Project (8 x 60’) is a Citizen Jones Productions for CNN.  Already sold by DCD Rights to Mediawan Thematics for French Speaking Europe and Foxtel for Australia and New Zealand, the series follows the journey of the victim – or surviving family members – of a life-altering crime as they come face-to-face with their offender in the hopes of finding answers or seeking some sense of closure. Van Jones will serve as a guide for the viewer throughout this transformational experience. Through unique access to the U.S. prison system, and a rare glimpse into the restorative justice process, this powerful series will explore the human potential for redemption.

Also new to the market, From Hell: Caught On Camera Series 2 (4 x 60’) uses jaw-dropping real-life footage, from the funniest to the most dramatic, to show just what can go wrong on our roads, holidays, jobs and in our homes.

With sales already confirmed with RTL in the Netherlands and TV2, Norway, the series reveals incredible moments – near death crashes, angry neighbours, and reasons why you should never – ever – leave kids unattended – all captured on cameras and phones and told by those that survived to tell the tale.  Psychologists and industry experts also reflect on the various anxieties that influence the situations we find ourselves in daily.

From Hell: Caught On Camera Series 2 is a Tern TV Productions & Motion Content Group for Channel 4.

Other titles to be showcased as part of DCD Rights’ diverse factual slate for Mipcom include Haunted Encounters, Secrets Of The Nazi War Machine, and The Blitz: Britain On Fire.

Nicky Davies Williams, CEO at DCD Rights, said, “The recent sales of our factual titles clearly demonstrate that high quality factual programming really does travel.  We are so pleased to be bringing brand new series of the same high calibre to Mipcom this October.  At DCD Rights, we’re passionate about the shows we represent and the stories they tell and Mipcom is the perfect forum to present these titles to our industry peers.”

Haunted Encounters (10 x 60’) follows some famous faces as they tell the audience terrifying tales of coming face to face with the paranormal. From haunted houses to real UFO sightings, to demonic possessions and beyond, these stories are seriously scary and prove that no one is safe from the evil, unexplainable, and frightening mysteries that lurk around every corner. Through intimate, straight-to-camera interviews the stars, ranging from championship athletes to Emmy Award winning actors, invite the viewer to take a first-row seat and share in the most horrifying and emotional experiences of their lives. Witnessing the celebrities at their most vulnerable moments allow the audience to see them as they never have before and learn that fame is no protection when it comes to…Haunted Encounters. Jarrett Creative for Travel Channel.

Secrets Of The Nazi War Machine (4 x 60’) follows renowned war historian, James Holland, as he conducts an in-depth investigation into Germany’s four main areas of warfare during WWII – Air, Land, Sea and Weapons.  James will be assisted by engineers and mechanics from across Europe who helped to restore some of the greatest fighting machines the planet has ever seen. He will explore how the Nazis progression in technology pushed the Allies to go even further. James will investigate whether these weapons really live up to the indestructible legends that Hitler’s propaganda propped them up to be. We also explore how many of their machines have left a lasting legacy on modern warfare. Tern TV Productions for More 4.

Presented by Michael Buerk, Angellica Bell and Rob Bell, The Blitz: Britain On Fire (3 x 60’) focuses on eight critical days in May 1941, when Britain, and Liverpool in particular, was subjected to one of the most intense bombardments of the Blitz. Using eyewitness accounts and interviews with relatives, this series tells the remarkable stories of some of the very different people who were caught up in the bombing, following them hour by hour, day by day.  Viewers will discover what happened to each of them – how some survived, often against the odds, but how others were not so lucky. A Windfall Films production for Channel 5.