Another Flemish TV series bought by the BBC

Flemish series are obtaining good marks in Britain. "Cordon", a series broadcast by the Flemish commercial TV station VTM, has been bought by the BBC and follows in the footsteps of "Salamander", which was broadcast on the VRT's first channel Eén.

The BBC are the first foreign TV station to purchase "Cordon", in which Antwerp's inner city is being threatened by an unknown but deadly virus. The deal was struck even before the annual MIPCOM fair is taking place in Cannes - MIPCOM is an entertainment content market, gathering the TV industry’s leading players between 13 and 16 October. The producers of "Cordon", Eyeworks, hope that the BBC's decision will arouse extra interest in other foreign countries.