Mumbai: DocuBay, the premium international documentary Membership VOD service by IN10 Media, signed multiple acquisition deals with Arte Distribution (France), France tv distribution (France), and Scorpion TV (UK) during MIPCOM, the world’s largest entertainment content market held in Cannes, France. The licensed films will be available on DocuBay for worldwide streaming (in English or English subtitles) in 180+ countries beginning next month.
Notable titles acquired include:
Arte Distribution: Tattoos, a feature that covers the rebellious history and mainstream acceptance of tattoos from artists all over the world including Jean Paul Gauthier, Dennis Rodman, and Kat Von D; Geek Planet: The Irresistible Rise of a Generation, a feature that chronicles the rise of Geek culture, including comic books, cosplay, science fiction, and fantasy; Father’s Birth, a feature that follows the story of a gay couple in France who are unable to have a child travel to Wisconsin, USA to explore surrogacy.
France tv: Sleeping in Nature, a feature that explores how animals in the wild sleep in their unpredictable environments; Elizabeth II: A Queen’s Revolution, a feature that chronicles the history and evolution of the UK’s Queen Elizabeth II; and Living with Wolves, a feature that explores the deep history and fascination with wolves, one of the world’s fiercest creatures that have fought with humans over territory for thousands of years.
Scorpion TV: Shelter, directed by two-time Academy Award winner Barbara Kopple, follows the on-the-ground work of Veterans Resource Center in California that helps veterans who suffer from the psychological trauma of war; Edge of Obedience, a feature that explores artistic expression, cultural taboos, and religious freedom through the story of Ahmad Zakii Anwar, one of Malaysia’s most provocative artists; Cannabis to Save My Life, follows the story of Patricia Crone and her journey to test cannabis as a treatment for her brain cancer.
Adita Jain (Head Acquisitions & Syndication, DocuBay) stated: “As a premium streaming service, DocuBay’s acquisition strategy is to curate the most compelling and diverse stories from around the world. Having the ability to meet and close deals at MIPCOM with extraordinary content partners such as Arte, France tv, and Scorpion TV is key to that strategy.”