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Multiple territory sales as Versailles premiere breaks records for Canal+


12/03/2015

Zodiak Rights has secured multiple territory sales for Canal+ ratings hit Versailles. The sales come as the season 1 premiere of the epic drama broke viewing figure records for Canal+ in France.

The first episode of Versailles launched to an exceptional number of viewers in France, making it the best performance for a Canal+ originated drama since 2013. The Canal+ Création Originale series is co-produced by Zodiak Fiction, Capa Drama, and Incendo.

New sales of Versailles are confirmed for Scandinavian premium pay service C More covering Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland; RTBF for French speaking Belgium; and VRT for Flemish speaking Belgium who will air the series on its primary channel Eén. Versailles will air on Sky Germany early 2016 and further new sales include Creative Programs, Inc (a subsidiary of ABS-CBN) in the Philippines, NC+ in Poland, and BTV Media Group in Bulgaria.

In the UK, BBC Two will air the first season in 2016 as filming begins in France for the second 10x60 season of the English-language drama series, which was commissioned for Canal+ earlier this year.

Versailles was also pre-sold to SquareOne Entertainment, one of the leading film marketing and distribution companies in Germany, in addition to Telefonica for Canal+ Series Xtra and it's SVOD services in Spain.