ITV Studios sells big in Japan

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EndeavourITV Studios has announced a raft of scripted content sales in Japan, including Bancroft and Endeavour. 

ITV Studios confirmed the deals with various channels and platforms ahead of its first ever Tokyo Festival, which will be held as an online screening this week. 

AXN Mystery has picked up Mainstreet Pictures’ relationship thriller Gold Digger,  as well as Silverprint Pictures’ crime dramas Vera (series 9) and Shetland (series 4).

AXN Mystery also renewed its package deal with ITV Studios, with programming including series 1-7 of Inspector Morse, series 1-3 of Lewis and Sherlock Holmes.

A deal with WOWOW PLUS was secured for A Confession, written by Oscar-nominated Jeff Pope and produced by ITV Studios Factual Drama and Urban Myth Films, series 2 of Tall Story Pictures’ contemporary thriller Bancroft and series 5 of Mammoth Screen’s award-winning Poldark, while Channel Ginga has secured Monumental Pictures’ period drama Harlots, set against the backdrop of 18th century Georgian London, on second run.

Series 6 of Mammoth’s long-running crime drama Endeavour was acquired by WOWOW, which also secured the first five series for its SVoD service, while NHK Enterprises also picked up series four of the show and relicensed series three, as well as re-licensing the first two series of Inspector Morse.

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