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Leopard Films Doc to Air on BBC One

LONDON: The War on Britain’s Roads, a one-off documentary from Argonon’s Leopard Films, is scheduled to premiere on BBC One in the U.K. next week. The one-hour-long film focuses on the ongoing battles between cyclists and motorists on the road. It features interviews with both parties, as well as footage from ...

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Fuse Adds Ex-Wives of Rock to Lineup

TORONTO: Beginning next week, Fuse is scheduled to air Tricon Film & Television’s Ex-Wives of Rock during its Fuse Friday Nights programming block. Narrated by Shannon Tweed—the wife of KISS bassist Gene Simmons—the show revolves around the lives of four women who used to be married to rock musicians. The ex-wives ...

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Passion Sells Property Show Around the World

LONDON: Passion Distribution has sold the first two seasons of Reef Television’s Sarah Beeny’s Selling Houses to broadcasters in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The 20×1-hour title is headed to Australia’s XYZ, New Zealand’s Top TV, Belgium’s VMMA and the Netherlands’ SBS. Deals are also being finalized in Sweden and Norway. The ...

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HISTORY Orders Space-Themed World War II Special

LONDON: HISTORY has commissioned World War II from Space, which shows how significant events during the global conflict looked from space, set to debut next week. Using various VFX techniques, the two-hour special includes Pearl Harbor, D-Day and Hiroshima. Insight will be provided from experts such as Dr. Conrad Crane, Colonel ...

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ABC Commercial to Promote Wine Series at ATF

ULTIMO: ABC Commercial has secured the worldwide distribution rights to The Flying Winemaker, which it plans to present at next week’s Asia TV Forum. The 13×30-minute HD show is led by Eddie McDougall, who owns The Flying Winemaker boutique wine gallery in Hong Kong. It looks on as McDougall travels ...

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute Launches Production Outfit

CHEVY CHASE: The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has set up a production company, Tangled Bank Studios, which will focus on science documentaries. The new venture will be led by Michael Rosenfeld as the head of TV and film. The company will be focused on producing programs that span all areas ...

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Leftfield Names New COO, EVP of Programming

NEW YORK: Leftfield Pictures has promoted David George and Chris Valentini to executive VP of programming and chief operating officer, respectively. After joining the company in 2010, George has served as executive producer for a number of Leftfield series, including Bid & Destroy for National Geographic Channel and Celebrity Yard ...

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New Head of Factual Acquisitions at DRG

LONDON: Ali Hill has been tapped to serve as DRG’s new head of acquisitions for factual and factual entertainment, just as Diane Rankin exits her post as senior VP of acquisitions. Hill takes up her new role starting next week. She comes to DRG after having served as the head of ...

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FOX One Stop Media Signs Sponsor for Nat Geo Mini-Series in Asia

HONG KONG: FOX International Channels’ (FIC) integrated ad-sales solutions arm, FOX One Stop Media, has teamed up with Samsung Electronics as sponsor of the mini-series Alien Deep, which will air first and exclusively on National Geographic Channel in Asia this month.  Alien Deep spotlights renowned oceanographer and marine archaeologist Dr. ...

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Beyond Sells Highway Thru Hell into the U.S.

SYDNEY: Beyond Distribution has sold the unscripted series Highway Thru Hell to National Geographic Channel in the U.S., where it is scheduled to premiere early next year. Highway Thru Hell is about the Coquihalla Highway, a dangerous yet crucial trucking route in Canada. The show focuses on the Jamie Davis Heavy Rescue ...

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