TV

Target hits the mark with Current TV and Nat Geo

Current TV in the UK and U.S. and National Geographic Channels International have acquired factual programming from Target Entertainment.
January 26, 2011

Current TV in the UK and U.S. and National Geographic Channels International have acquired factual programming from Target Entertainment.

Current TV UK has picked up The Extreme Tourist: Afghanistan, as has National Geographic Channels International for their channels in Australia, New Zealand, France, Italy, Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The show will debut in Australia from the beginning of April. The Extreme Tourist: Afghanistan is a six-part one-hour series from Afghan producer Kaboora Productions in association with UK producer Speak It Productions. Australian presenter Sabour Bradley travels across Afghanistan to experience everything the country has to offer.

Current TV UK has also acquired Baker Boys: Inside the Surge (re-titled for the channel as Iraq: Boys in the Dangerzone).

Baker Boys – Inside The Surge is a four-part unedited look at what the surge in Iraq really looks like on the ground, documented and narrated by award-winning journalist Jon Steele (author of War Junkie). Its an EU coproduction between Gigapix Television and Point Productions for HDNet (U.S.).

Other Target deals include Current TV U.S. picking up Double Act Production’s Miami SWAT (6x60’) and Current TV UK acquiring David Hasselhoff’s Shark Watch (1x30’) produced by The Underwater Channel. National Geographic has acquired STV’s Peter Manuel: the end of Evil (1x60’); Travel Sick series one and two, produced by Visual Voodoo/Class Films/Comedy Central for Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East, Asia; and Africa and Ginger Production’s So You Think You’re Safe (7x60’) and Electric Willow Production’s Sea Nation (11x30’) for Italy.

The UK deals were brokered by Target’s sales manager, Robyn Hurd and the US deals by Target’s Ellen Lovejoy.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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