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Factory produces Indestructible pre-MIP deals

The IndestructiblesLifestyle and action sport specialist Factory Media has inked a raft of sales before heading to MIPTV next week.

UK and Germany-based Factory has sold UK action sports series The Indestructibles to the BBC Brit. The BBC Worldwide channel has snagged rights for Brit across Africa, the Nordics and Poland.

In Latin America the show will go out on Worldwide’s BBC Entertainment net.

Elsewhere, Discovery has acquired it for its DMax channel in Italy.

In Australasia, Kiwi pubcaster TVNZ and Australian commercial broadcaster Network Ten have both snapped up the series.

The show played on UKTV channel Dave in the UK. It follows action-sports athletes-turned-presenters Tim Warwood and Adam Gendle as they are dropped into a location somewhere in the UK and tasked with creating an epic stunt, in three days and with a budget of £1,000.

Factory’s recently inaugurated sales arm struck the deals.

“We’ve always felt that the The Indestructibles is an irresistible proposition for broadcasters so we are thrilled with the market response as this was Factory Media’s first major outing as a long-form producer,” said Sam Thompson, Factory’s head of sales.

He added: “With our new in-house distribution arm delivering global sales for Factory’s brand-funded TV content, our end-to-end brand-funded production model is off to a great start.”

Factory is heading to MIP next week with a slate that includes Woodcut Media show Animal Antics. It also has a six-strong slate of shows from Hoplite that includes A Taste of Music, Recipe Hunters, Drone Wars, Jelly Ballers and Cash Floor at MIPTV.