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News brief: Amazon buys Back to the Present

BackToThePresent-Image-1-DocMarty[7]Amazon has picked up Back to the Future doc special Back to the Present for its Prime Instant Video service in the UK.

The show is sold by Vivendi-owned London-based distributor Can’t Stop Media, which sealed the Amazon deal and also announced a raft of other deals earlier this week, including with History in the US.

The show was originally commissioned by French DTT channel D8 (part of the Vivendi-owned Canal+ group) and was the first order for AlloHouston, the fledgling factual and fact-ent production company run by Boris Hertzog and the former production team from Ouido.

Can’t Stop confirmed the UK deal, which was first reported in Broadcast.