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Discovery Enterprises International secures Europe deals

Discovery Communications has announced new programming deals to France, Italy, Spain and Greece. The third party broadcasters will air a total of 200 hours of content. Discovery Enterprises International negotiated the agreements. An output deal with France's TF1's free terrestrial channels NT1 and TMC was negotiated. The newest seasons of Deadliest Catch and Man vs. Wild are included in the deal. A volume deal was struck with Italy's RTI-Mediaset Group, for programming like I Was Bitten and Untamed and Uncut, which will air on Italia Uno's 'Wild' primetime slot, in November 2010. Factual science programs Next World, Destroyed in Seconds have been acquired by Spain's La Sexta, while Cuatro in Spain acquired season four of Man vs. Wild and Not Your Average Travel Guide. Greek broadcaster Alpha TV has acquired docu-dramas Nostradamous, The Flight that Fought Back and Last Mysteries of the Titanic.
October 6, 2010

Discovery Communications has announced new programming deals to France, Italy, Spain and Greece. The third party broadcasters will air a total of 200 hours of content, negotiated by Discovery Enterprises International. An output deal with France’s TF1′s free terrestrial channels NT1 and TMC was negotiated for the newest seasons of Deadliest Catch and Man vs. Wild. A volume deal was struck with Italy’s RTI-Mediaset Group, for programming like I Was Bitten and Untamed and Uncut, which will air on Italia Uno’s ‘Wild’ primetime slot, in November 2010. Factual science programs Next World, Destroyed in Seconds have been acquired by Spain’s La Sexta, while Cuatro in Spain acquired season four of Man vs. Wild and Not Your Average Travel Guide. Greek broadcaster Alpha TV has acquired docu-dramas Nostradamous, The Flight that Fought Back and Last Mysteries of the Titanic.

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