CABLEREADY SNARES EXCLUSIVE INTERNATIONAL RIGHTS TO FIRST FOUR SEASONS OF 'ODDITIES' THROUGH MIPCOM AGREEMENT WITH LEFFTFIELD PICTURES
Company Also Secures International Rights to
Companion Series 'Oddities San Francisco'
CANNES, FRANCE, OCTOBER 9, 2012 — (Virtual Press Office) -- CABLEready (Stand #R31.17) acquired international rights to Oddities and the companion series Oddities San Francisco through a deal reached in the Palais at MIPCOM with Leftfield Pictures, which was brokered by Peleton Entertainment. The company will now begin offering both series for sale during the MIPCOM market in Cannes. The announcement was made today by Gary Lico, President and CEO of CABLEready, the international television program distribution and development company.
Exclaimed Mr. Lico, "Shows produced by Leftfield Pictures have garnered significant primetime ratings for major broadcasters around the world. We look to catch lightning in a bottle with Oddities and Oddities San Francisco during MIPCOM with savvy programmers." Both series are audience favorites in the U.S. on Science Channel (part of the Discovery Communications family of networks).
Oddities (73x30) dives into the world of strange and extraordinary science artifacts – everything from pickled hearts to a desk lamp made of a baboon's paw – through the eyes of the proprietors of Manhattan's Obscura Antiques & Oddities. The franchise's second series Oddities San Francisco (16x30) follows the staff and transactions of the famed store, Loved to Death, located in the heart of San Francisco. Customers flock from all around the world to experience this one-of-a-kind establishment, overflowing with obscure curiosities.
About The Companies of CABLEready:
Celebrating its 20th anniversary, CABLEready (www.cableready.net), was launched in 1992 as a single entity licensing programming to cable television networks in the U.S. Today the company distributes programming globally and leads the field in cable programming research and analysis through CableU.tv, and delivers superior duplication services through CABLEready Productions. As well, the company is fast-becoming the source for independent producers worldwide looking to ramp-up their development, increase sales and grow their businesses.
CABLEready continues to be the television industry's premier independent program representation firm with producers and buyers located across the globe. The company's core business is the representation of existing program libraries and the development of original program ideas and series franchises. CABLEready has licensed more programs to U.S. cable networks than any other program distributor, including such global hits as Inside The Actors Studio (a hit on Bravo in the U.S. and airing in more than 100 countries worldwide), Forensic Files (TruTV's and cable's longest-running investigation series) and countless other series and specials. CABLEready is also the exclusive international distributor for such global factual programming brands as New York Times Company, Lionsgate and Reelz. INC Magazine named CABLEready one of America's 5000 fastest-growing private companies – the only television programming company listed – in 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010.
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