MEMPHIS/PARIS: Vivicast Media has acquired the North American distribution rights for a roster of HD and 4K documentaries, reality and lifestyle series from Paris-based distributor Balanga.
The agreement includes Bon Appetit with Gerard Depardieu, a 10×1-hour series produced in HD that stars one of France’s greatest actors as he shares his passion with culinary delights by taking viewers on a quest to discover the finest foods and most unforgettable regions across Europe. Also part of the deal are Adventures in Science, Butterfly Effect, Business Revolution and Deception.
Christophe Bochnacki, the president of Balanga, said: “We are delighted to forge our distribution partnership with Vivicast Media, a company that has made a name for itself as a leading force in delivering 4K programming to the US and international marketplace. Balanga’s original productions are currently airing throughout the international market and we look forward to introducing our programming into the U.S. and Canada.”
Stuart Smitherman, the president of Vivicast Media, added: “Under the helm of Christophe Bochnacki, Balanga has emerged as a dynamic force in bringing the highest possible quality of outstanding 4K-produced television to international programmers. We are proud to begin our association with Christophe in representing North American rights to his company’s outstanding series and documentaries.”