Dori Media Group (“DMG”, “the Company”) announces that it has signed an agreement with French premium pay TV channel CANAL+ for the Séries Mania 2016 Grand Prix winning crime drama “El Marginal” (The Outsider). The series is a co-production from Underground Producciones and TV Publica, created by Sebastian Ortega with exclusive worldwide distribution by Dori Media Group. The sale to CANAL+ represents the second sale of the series following a sale to Latin America, the UK, Spain, Portugal and the US, and it will go on air soon.
The series focuses on the story of Miguel Dimarco, an ex-cop who enters the San Onofre prison under a false identity as a convict. His mission is to infiltrate a gang of prisoners who have kidnapped the daughter of a prominent judge. Miguel must discover the whereabouts of the girl and help set her free. He meets the objective but someone betrays him, leaving him behind bars with no witnesses who know his true identity. Miguel will soon realize that the only way to save his life and recover his identity is to escape with the help of an unexpected ally, Anna, a social worker who works in the prison.
The series premiered on TV Publica in Argentina in June, where it has gone on to more than triple its timeslot ratings on the channel.
Nadav Palti, CEO of Dori Media, commented: “CANAL+ is a premium pay TV channel that provides its subscribers with access to the highest quality content. The sale of “El Marginal” is therefore a ringing endorsement of the quality of the show. We are delighted with the show’s success in 2016, particularly its ratings success in Argentina, which we fully expect to see replicated when it is broadcast in France.”
Diane Reynald, Head of Acquisitions TV Programming, CANAL+, explained: “We are very happy to be adding “El Marginal” to our foreign drama line-up. This new series will appeal to our subscribers, who are always excited to discover original programmes from different countries.”