MIPCOM Spotlight: PBS International


PBS International is highlighting Ken Burns’ nine-hour aptly-titled documentary Country Music, which tells the story of the genre from its beginnings to now, showcasing musicians such as the Carter Family, Hank Williams, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash and many more.

The Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, meanwhile, profiles the titular royal, including his vision for the future, his handling of dissent and his ties to the death of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.

The company is also highlighting The Serengeti Rules, an award-winning film about the profound implications for the fate of life on our planet. It is produced by HHMI Tangled Bank Studios, “a mission-driven production company dedicated to crafting compelling, immersive films about science and scientists,” says Tom Koch, VP of PBS International.

He adds, “For over 20 years, the company has extended the reach of programming beyond broadcast while generating revenue for the public television system, stations and producers.”