Canal+ and 13ème Rue Universal have acquired Cracked, the Canadian cop series from the creators of The Border.
French premium programmer Canal+ and NBC Universal’s pay TV channel 13ème Rue Universal both bought the show from German-based distributor Beta Film, which is handling international sales.
The series is made by Canada’s White Pine Pictures. Canal+ will transmit the show on its new DTT channel D8.
The acquisition of Cracked to Canal+ is reported to be one of the largest broadcast license fees ever paid by a European broadcaster for an all-Canadian TV production.
“We see the series as relatable in any language or country,” said White Pine Pictures’ president, Peter Raymont. “We anticipate a strong positive response to Cracked in the European market, similar to our previous series The Border, which was broadcast in many countries internationally.”