Fox International Channels has reached a deal with Shine International for the broadcast rights to the upcoming FX drama The Bridge.
The deal gives FIC first-window pay broadcast rights across the group's international footprint and also enters the two companies into a co-financing partnership. The Bridge will premiere across FIC's entertainment channel portfolio of 200 pay-TV networks in 120 countries in Latin America, Europe, Asia, the Middle East and Africa following the series launch on FX in July 2013.
Said Sharon Tal Yguado, executive VP, global scripted programming and original development, FIC: "We've been excited and interested in The Bridge since we identified the format more than a year ago. It is rare to come across a project that bucks convention by marrying provocative themes with grounded storytelling and characters. We are thrilled to be partnering with Shine International and working with Shine America and FX on this outstanding drama."
The Bridge is a coproduction between Shine America and FX Productions.