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ZDF enjoys success with BBC’s Celts series

January 20, 2017

By Chris Forrester

ZDF Enterprises (ZDF-E) says that sales to broadcasters of The Celts: Blood, Iron & Sacrifice, a specialist factual programme produced by ZDF and BBC in association with Arte and ZDF Enterprises, are going very well.

ZDF-E has the rights to worldwide sales of the series outside the UK. To date, the three-part mini-series has been sold to Australia’s SBS and Foxtel, RTVE, VRT, Rai, Czech iPrima, Estonian Tallinn TV as well as to Viasat World for Scandinavian, Eastern European and African pay-TV rights. Emirates acquired inflight rights and CuriosityStream secured the VoD rights.

The Celts: Blood, Iron & Sacrifice is available as an either BBC-hosted or presenterless version, examines the life and work of the tribes, who were called “Celts” or “Gauls” by their enemies and whose homelands spanned from Spain, England and France to Slovenia and Anatolia. They greatly influenced the history of Europe for almost a thousand years and kept Rome ever watchful. Today, new archaeological findings paint a much more precise picture of them.

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