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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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