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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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