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C4I to distribute HBO docs

Channel 4 International now holds the worldwide distribution rights to the documentaries in HBO's catalog. The deal, effective March 1, gives the London-based distributor more than 200 hours of the New York-based pay channel's fare, to rep everywhere except the U.K. and North and Latin America (HBO Enterprises retains these rights). C4I's catalog is 4,000 hours, about 60% of which is docs.
March 1, 2004

Channel 4 International now holds the worldwide distribution rights to the documentaries in HBO‘s catalog. The deal, effective March 1, gives the London-based distributor more than 200 hours of the New York-based pay channel’s fare, to rep everywhere except the U.K. and North and Latin America (HBO Enterprises retains these rights). C4I’s catalog is 4,000 hours, about 60% of which is docs.

Christina Willoughby, head of international sales and coproduction, says C4I is also in talks with other parties, both domestic and international. ‘Because of changes in the program supply review, we can work with a variety of partners in a variety of ways,’ she explains. Since 2001, C4I has secured £12 million (US$22 million) for factual copros, all of which went into production budgets. KB

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