Rooftop Content Group, the Amsterdam-headquarted international distribution and production company, said a recent deal with UK-based Scorpion TV demonstrates why MipCom is vital to its global ambitions. Rooftop completed its acquisition of two popular science-titles from documentary distributor Scorpion TV in Cannes.
The titles are Ever Wondered, a 20 x 30 mins science series that covers a wide variety of themes from outer space to green energy and genetics. The Brain Fitness Programme is a five-part-one-hour series that looks at the latest developments in brain development and neuro-science.
The transaction, which follows a specified request by an unidentified client, exemplifies the type of deals Rooftop has been in Cannes for, said joint managing partner Jordi van Even.
"MipCom is probably the most important market in the year for us" van Even said. "We come to cement existing relationships such as the one with Scorpion and to acquire new titles."
Rooftop has also been seaking theatrical titles in the Benelux region at the market, plus the usual factual and fiction for TV channels and VOD portals worldwide, van Even added.
Rooftop, launched in 2014 by van Even and his business partner Marcel van Berkel, has also started a production division for fiction content only.
It is part of the overall ambition to be an umbrella company involved in all aspects of entertainment production, from intellectual property development to content exploitation, van Even stated.
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