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The ABC’s of PBS: Going global: PBS partners abroad

While u.s.-centric by definition, pbs has always looked to coproducers abroad. Some of its most successful projects internationally have been tied to the bbc, pbs's most prolific partner: Steven Hawking's Universe, Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin and...
February 1, 1998

While u.s.-centric by definition, pbs has always looked to coproducers abroad. Some of its most successful projects internationally have been tied to the bbc, pbs’s most prolific partner: Steven Hawking’s Universe, Around the World in 80 Days with Michael Palin and The Secret of Life, not to mention upcoming projects like nova’s much-anticipated Ice Mummies of the Inca.

Channel 4 is also an active partner, collaborating on productions like China: Born Under A Red Flag and Roam Sweet Home. u.k. prodco Brook/Lapping Associates is currently working with wgbh on 50 Years War, a story about the Arab-Israeli conflict.

Look for the pubcaster to undertake projects with new and smaller partners, like with The University, a series on campus life, produced with ABC Australia and KCTS Seattle; and Two Lives, 8 x 30 minutes written by Elmore Leonard and Roddy Doyle, from Lark International, RTE Ireland, BBC Scotland, BBC Wales and WTVS Detroit.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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