REALSCREEN: Magnify Media closes deals for “Rescue Dog to Super Dog”
UK-based distribution and rights-management specialist Magnify Media has announced the first format license for UK indie Plimsoll Production’s Rescue Dog to Super Dog (3 x 60 mins).
The show goes into production this spring for French-speaking Belgium public-service broadcaster RTBF, which will produce a three-part series to air later this year.
Rescue Dog to Super Dog sees abandoned rescue dogs trained to become assistance dogs for people with a wide range of challenges. It was originally produced for Channel 4 in the UK by Plimsoll Productions, which is now also working on a 8 x 60 mins US series for Discovery’s Animal Planet. The finished UK show has also been sold to Nippon TV Japan, Manoto TV Iran, MediaWorks New Zealand, RAI Italy, TV2 Denmark and SAT.1 Gold Germany.
Option rights for the format have also been snapped up in Norway (Monster Entertainment), France (EndemolShine) and Australia (Blink TV).