Buyers commit to true crime with Passion

mind of a murdererPassion Distribution has notched a raft of post-MIPTV sales with a several deals for its true crime and factual fare.

Discovery Networks Italy has picked up a 60-hour package for Italy that includes Prospectors and Weather Gone Viral.

Discovery has also bought true crime series Mail Order Murder, Stalked and Frenemies.

Other true crime sales include Dead of Winter: the Donner Party and Mind of a Murderer to Foxtel.

Sony’s fledgling True Crime channel has acquired several factual crime shows including Batman Shootings, Captive for 18 Years: The Jaycee Lee Story, Why Did Oscar Pistorius Kill Our Daughter and Cutting Edge: The Black Widow.

Elsewhere, French DTT channel RMC Decouverte has snagged a 65-hour package that includes Klondike Gold Fever. TF1 has taken Tornado Alley for its digital Ushuaia channel.

BBC Worldwide has bought Fat Guys in the Woods and Heli Loggers for its Polish BBC Brit channel.