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A+E Networks’ Joel Denton on Family Docuseries

There is a wealth of factual programs in the A+E Networks catalogue that feature families at the center of the series—many of which have been hugely successful for the company. Key to these shows is the element of authenticity. “The characters have to be authentic and genuine; when they’re not, ...

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Anthony Bourdain

When CNN announced that Anthony Bourdain would be joining the network to helm a new travel and food weekend show, there were many questions about how the snarky chef/author/TV personality would fit alongside breaking news and political talking heads. Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown has since emerged as a huge hit ...

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Red Bull Charges Forward

With an array of sport and lifestyle programming, documentaries, feature films, music, games and mobile apps, as well as print and online magazines, Red Bull Media House is an independent multiplatform company with a global network of correspondents in more than 160 countries. Its core focus is on sports, action, ...

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Shark Week to Make Big Waves

Fast approaching its third decade on air, the annual must-see summer event Shark Week returns to Discovery Channel on August 10 with its biggest lineup yet. The long-running stunt’s 27th edition will count on 13 hours of brand-new specials, an increase over last year’s 11 specials. The network is also ...

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Beyond Factual Trends

Munia Kanna-Konsek, the head of sales at Beyond Distribution, discusses recent global sales from the company’s factual catalogue. Beyond Distribution has a 30-year history in the global content market. During that time, it has solidified its reputation as a leading supplier of commercial programming in a wide variety of genres, ...

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JB Perrette

As the president of Discovery Networks International (DNI), Jean-Briac (JB) Perrette has taken on oversight of a diverse mix of 46 brands, pay and free, outside of the U.S., heading up a team of regional leaders in Western Europe; Central and Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa; the Nordics; Latin ...

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truTV Crosses the Pond

Already an established hit in the U.S., the 24-hour truTV channel is headed to the U.K., where it will launch August 4. The network, part of the Turner Broadcasting portfolio, will be available on digital free-to-air TV via Freeview, Freesat and YouView, with further outlets to follow. In the U.S., ...

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Marking Military Milestones

  Profiling how networks around the globe are commemorating the anniversary of D-Day, the start of World War II and the centenary of WWI. On June 6, the world marked the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion. Broadcasters around the globe reflected on the pivotal event with a variety of ...

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CBS Reality Conquers EMEA

Sam Rowden, the director of programming for CBS Reality, discusses the factual channel’s growing global footprint and programming strategy. In 1999, Chello Zone launched the Reality TV channel across Europe, serving as a destination for those who love reality programming. In 2006, the thematic channel was renamed Zone Reality, though ...

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MIPTV & MIPDoc: The Week in Factual

TV Real analyzes the deals and trends in the world of factual at MIPTV and MIPDoc. Judging by the MIPDoc screenings data, buyers apparently can’t get enough of history and civilization docs. According to Reed MIDEM, history and civilization was the most popular subject during buyers’ marathon two-day screenings binge ...

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