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Sparks Network to shop Battle of the Blades globally

Stockholm-based format developer/distributor Sparks Network is now distributing Battle of the Blades, an ice skating competition series produced by Insight Productions for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC).
March 15, 2010

Stockholm-based format developer/distributor Sparks Network is now distributing Battle of the Blades, an ice skating competition series produced by Insight Productions for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). The show, which pairs ice hockey stars with Olympic and world champion figure skaters, was a breakout hit for the CBC, with the 14-episode run turning in a weekly average of 1.5 million viewers. Sparks will be bringing the format to MIPTV, and the CBC has confirmed it will be airing a second season.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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