African buyers tot up deals with Abacus

By Content Nigeria reporter
September 1, 2023

In the Footsteps of Killers

Broadcasters and platforms in Africa have acquired 250 hours of programming from UK-based distributor Abacus Media Rights (AMR).

Buyers including Mnet, BritBox, Arena Broadcasting, SuperSport Africa, CBS AMC and BBC Studios have acquired a range of scripted and unscripted shows titles for their African feeds.

These include high-end dramas Line of Duty and Maxine; topical biographical shows including Boris Becker: The Rise & Fall, Adele: 30 Greatest Moments and Elon Musk: Superhero or Supervillain; and lifestyle programming such as The Art of Architecture and Beautiful Interiors Northern Ireland.

Programming acquired also includes Williams & Mansell: Red 5, Brazil 2002, In the Footsteps of Killers, Bloodline Detectives, When Missing Turns to Murder, The Masked Singer and The Masked Dancer.

The deals were brokered by Ali Phelan, sales manager at AMR, which is part of Amcomri Entertainment.

“AMR’s goal since its launch three years ago has always been to acquire and coproduce a curated collection of diverse programming with broad appeal to audiences throughout the world,” said AMR’s head of sales, Hana Palmer.

“This sale of a significant number of hours to leading broadcasters and platforms throughout the African continent emphasises the strong interest our new series and library titles deliver across all genres.”