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Passion Distribution & Pioneer Productions Align for New Docuseries


Passion Distribution and Pioneer Productions have teamed up for the new original docuseries Secrets of the Superfactories.

Passion Distribution commissioned and fully funded its sister company Pioneer Productions to create the series, which lifts the lid on the production of some of the world’s biggest, greenest and smartest factories. Traveling through Europe, the U.S. and Asia, Secrets of the Superfactories explores how everything from everyday products to iconic designs are made in the hyper-efficient and flexible factories of the future.

Discovery’s Science Channel is confirmed as the exclusive U.S. broadcaster for Secrets of the Superfactories while More4 will air the series in the U.K. WELTN24 in Germany and BBC Earth channels across Poland, Africa, Asia, CEE and the Nordics have also ordered the docuseries.

Nick Tanner, director of sales and co-productions and who executive produced the series for Passion Distribution, said: “There is great demand out there for quality factual programming. Passion Distribution is proactive about supplying that demand. Our strategic approach is to support creativity and green light projects in a selective and considered way when we know there is appetite from broadcasters to support the end product. Our particular focus is within the Tinopolis group of companies. Pioneer Productions has incredible pedigree in the specialist factual space and so it is a natural evolution of that our two companies work closely. Secrets of the Superfactories is an ambitious, global and entertaining show that resolutely hits the engineering and institutional access sweetspot.”

Thomas Viner, creative director at Pioneer Productions, added: “We’re really excited to be working with Passion Distribution to make this sort of hugely appealing factual content, revealing the wonder of where our world is being made, and to be working in a new way with Science Channel, our long term partner on How the Universe Works and other premium international broadcasters.”

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