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ARTE Sales Moves into Digital Shorts

After nearly two decades distributing documentaries to linear broadcasters across five continents, ARTE Sales, the program-sales arm of European public channel ARTE, is tackling a new frontier: the digital space. “The strategy for us in 2015 is to develop short web series for distribution,” says Cédric Hazard, the head of ...

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The Associated Press Opens Vaults to Historic Events

The Associated Press (AP), one of the world’s largest and oldest news agencies, has a dedicated film and video archive dating back to 1895. The collection includes more than 1.7 million global news and entertainment stories, available via APArchive.com, for producers to tap into. “You can’t go back and reshoot ...

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Cineflix Rights Diversifies Its Factual Catalogue

Since opening shop in 2002, indie U.K. distributor Cineflix Rights has amassed a wide-ranging catalogue containing some of the most popular genres in the market. According to Chris Bonney, the CEO of rights at Cineflix Media, a key part of the company’s content offering is its varied factual programming, which ...

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Discovery Life Channel Embraces the Unexpected

Jane Latman, the general manager of Discovery Life Channel, discusses with TV Real Weekly the new network, which launches tomorrow on the current Discovery Fit & Health platform. When Discovery Communications execs took a long and hard look at Discovery Fit & Health, they realized the channel’s name was limiting ...

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Bomanbridge CEO on Asia’s Factual Demands

Asian broadcasters have been displaying a stronger-than-ever appetite for factual titles, a hunger that Singapore-based Bomanbridge Media seeks to satisfy through its broad-ranging catalogue, says company CEO Sonia Fleck. “Factual programs, in my opinion, are a sign of good economic growth within a country,” Fleck explains. “I am very pleased ...

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A Home for Blue-Chip Docs

Isabelle Graziadey, the head of international sales and acquisitions at Terranoa, speaks with TV Real Weekly about the distribution company, which is known for its blue-chip documentaries. It’s been more than a decade since Terranoa first began operating as a distributor of factual content. Today, the Paris-based company boasts a ...

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HGTV Targets Asia

With a portfolio of top-rating U.S. lifestyle networks, Scripps Networks Interactive has been steadily building its international presence over the last few years, expanding Food Network, among other services, to markets across the globe. The newest U.S. Scripps brand to go international is HGTV, which specializes in home and design ...

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Big Cat Week Roars Back on Nat Geo WILD

For the fifth year in a row, Nat Geo WILD is turning its lens on such fierce felines as lions, tigers and cheetahs for its fall stunt Big Cat Week, airing on the network November 28 to December 5. The specialized event, which first debuted the same year as the ...

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MIPCOM: The Week in Factual

It was a relatively quiet week at MIPCOM for those in the factual business, though a few of the larger sales announced did point to some emerging trends in the marketplace. Wildlife programming has been a hot topic in the factual business as of late, as new technology is opening ...

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