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Vubiquity Distributing British TV Drama 'The Missing' to Select International Markets

12 May, 2016 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Tcheky Karyo, Francis O’Connor and James Nesbitt in "The Missing"

Vubiquity announced it is distributing acclaimed British TV drama “The Missing” to select foreign video-on-demand markets in the Middle East, Africa, Southeast Europe and Latin America.

Originally airing last year on BBC One and on Starz in the United States, the first season of “The Missing” follows a desperate father (James Nesbitt) as he seeks to piece together what happened to his five-year-old son who went missing while the family was on holiday in France years earlier.

The eight-episode series, which also stars Francis O’Connor, Tcheky Karyo, Émilie Dequenne and Jason Flemyng, among others, was nominated for four BAFTA Television Awards as well as a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award.

The deal means the first season of the series will be available immediately on subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) services backed by Vubiquity. The deal also covers the series’ second season, which will air in the U.K. and U.S. later this year, and will be available via Vubiquity thereafter.

“The Missing” will be exclusive to Vubiquity-powered SVOD services in Cyprus, Greece, Malta, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and the United Arab Emigrates.

Other countries include: Morocco, South Africa, Nigeria, Ghana, Uganda, Zambia, Cameroon, Ghana, Rwanda, Ivory Coast, Swaziland, Botswana, Seychelles, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia Herzegovina, Montenegro, Croatia, Kazakhstan, Macedonia, Mexico, Argentina, Dominican Republic, Panama, Chile, Uruguay, Costa Rica and Colombia.

“‘The Missing’ is a fine example of the very best in quality television,” Marco Nadotti, SVP of content for Vubiquity, said in a statement.

The first season of “The Missing” was also released on DVD by Anchor Bay Home Entertainment — a unit of Starz Distribution — on April 14, 2015. 

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