Keshet, Fox International Channels raise flag on global rights deal
| 07 October 2015
In its first ever acquisition of a non-English language series on a global scale, Fox International Channels (FIC) has taken on Keshet International 's (KI) drama False Flag.
Under the terms of the global deal, which follows on from the existing format rights arrangements the two groups have, FIC will obtain exclusive first window rights to the critically acclaimed award-winning 8x45' drama whose US adaptation is in development at FIC's newly launched studio.
The acquisition of the Hebrew language series firms up FIC's stake in the franchise and positions the group as exclusive broadcaster across its 127 country-strong footprint. The sale of the original Hebrew language series is unprecedented both in the respect of it being the first ever Israeli series to be acquired by FIC and the company's first non-English series to be acquired on a global scale.
"We couldn't be more committed to this exciting TV series" said Sharon Tal, EVP scripted programming and original development at FIC. "We identified this project at an early stage of development and are thrilled be in partnership with KI and own the rights of both the Israeli version and the US remake. [We are] looking forward to bringing both to the world very soon."
Keren Shahar, MD distribution at Keshet International, added: "We're very proud of False Flag and are delighted it has found a global home on the FIC network. It's great to see this world-class Israeli drama travelling worldwide."