Rights to Roger Moore Profile Sold to Swedish Broadcaster

by Mike Mcdonnough on July 21, 2009

in Business News

Janson Media announced today that it has licensed the one-hour special, Roger Moore: A Matter of Class, to the Swedish national broadcaster SVT (Sveriges Television). The title comes from the company’s Hollywood Collection, an award-winning archive of 34 movie star biographies and retrospectives produced by Wombat Productions between 1985 and 1999.

Roger Moore: A Matter of Class is his story, as told by the famous actor himself.  This profile also includes the recollections of colleagues and friends like Gregory Peck, Michael Caine, Tony Curtis, Carroll Baker and Maud Adams.  Roger Moore, one of the most popular of actors, has travelled far… from working-class South London to the Riviera’s glamorous St. Paul de Vence, from another contract player to The Saint and 007, from struggling film extra to Hollywood superstar, from unknown office boy to UNICEF’s Ambassador-at-Large. This profile also features clips from television series The Saint, and The Persuaders, and feature films Diane, The Miracle, The Man With The Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, and Octopussy.

SVT, Sveriges Television (Swedish Television) is Sweden’s public television broadcasting service. Its mandate is to give all Swedish citizens access to unbiased and comprehensive information in a variety of fields. SVT broadcasts several genres of programs, including entertainment, sports, news, drama, feature films, children’s programmes, non-fiction, arts, current affairs, and documentaries.

Established in 1989, Janson Media is an independent content distribution company based in the United States, with a rights portfolio of over 1,500 hours of exclusive programming available for licensing to worldwide television, VOD, DVD/video, non-theatric, and emerging new media markets, and a publisher/ manufacturer of award-winning DVDs. The company has licensed programming to virtually every country in the world, and its clients include most major broadcasters and media companies.