VFM and NTV acquire Quintus Original ‘Beyond Borders’

by | Jan 25, 2023 | News

Quintus Studios, the international factual content distributor and channel owner has announced two European broadcasters have snapped up a new documentary series created through the company’s digital-led partnership content funding model.

Beyond Borders (5 x 60’) features exclusive access to US immigration frontline services ICE (Immigration and Customs Enforcement) and ERO (Enforcement and Removal Operations).

Produced by US/ Irish indie Peninsula Television, Belgian channel VTM and RTL Germany’s NTV have both bought the series which will also play out across Quintus Studios Free Documentary AVOD channel in the US, UK, AUS, India, Malaysia, the Philippines and Indonesia. Quintus’s Adam Jacobs is Executive Producer.

The Quintus Originals’ financing model sees Quintus partner with indie producers to co-finance projects alongside their AVOD channels and linear broadcasters, generating longer term income from the lifetime exploitation of productions across all potential broadcast and digital channels.

Quintus Originals is a great opportunity for entrepreneurial indie producers convinced of the potential of their productions and willing to invest in them alongside partners to move into production. ‘Beyond Borders’ is a great example of the benefits of the Quintus Originals model” said Quintus Studios Managing Director Gerrit Kemming.

Quintus Studios’ channel portfolio features over 7 million subscribers across digital platforms. The business owns and operates YouTube channel brands with a combined yearly reach of more than 200 million unique visitors including Free Documentary, Free Documentary – Nature, FD Real, FD History, FD Paranormal, and ENDEVR. It also owns and operates FAST channel Radical Docs which is available on platforms including Rakuten TV and Samsung TV Plus.

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