International distribution and development company CABLEready has acquired more than 100 hours of programming from Lionsgate Film Studio. The deal includes reality travel and adventure series NO BOUNDARIES, the candid-camera style travel series TOURIST TRAPS, and MORE THAN HUMAN, which examines the physical limits of the human body through various tests.
CABLEready also picked up international distribution rights to several Lionsgate investigative specials, including:
- CASINO, an insider's view of the 100,000-square-foot Las Vegas casino and the high roller's experience at the Rio Suite Hotel & Casino
- INSIDE THE BLACK BOX, an investigation into the important role airplanes' cockpit 'black boxes' play to uncover the causes of and reactions to some of the world's deadliest plane crashes
- BEACH CRAZY!, narrated by beach-movie acting legend and teen idol Frankie Avalon, which uncovers the best and worst things about life at the shore
- HIGH WIRE, a behind-the-scenes look at Ringling Bros. Barnum & Bailey Circus, one of America's oldest and biggest traveling attractions
CABLEready's entire Lionsgate library of programming will be available at the upcoming MIPCOM marketplace.
"Lionsgate's reputation for outstanding and innovative filmmaking is known the world over, and its programs examine both fun and serious aspects of our world in new and captivating ways," said Gary Lico, President and CEO of CABLEready.
"Lionsgate's reality and factual series are a perfect fit for CABLEready," added Amanda Cordner, Director of International Sales for Lionsgate. "Gary Lico and his team have phenomenal expertise in the area of factual programming, and we're thrilled to find a strategic partner in this genre."