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Electric Sky sells Dream overseas

UK based-distributor Electric Sky has signed a number of deals for Going for Green: Britain's 2012 Dream(1x48'), a documentary charting the progress of the team behind the 2012 Olympic Games.
February 1, 2011

UK based-distributor Electric Sky has signed a number of deals for Going for Green: Britain’s 2012 Dream (1×48′), a documentary charting the progress of the team behind the 2012 Olympic Games.

The doc was produced by Endemol-owned Darlow Smithson and has been picked up by VRT Belgium, TVI 24 Portugal, Rain TV Channel Russia, Wuhan TV China, i-Cable Entertainment Hong Kong, and The Living Channel in New Zealand.

Electric Sky has also secured deals for some of its key returning series including A Place In the Sun, Fashion Avenue and A World of Luxury.

Ananey in Israel has picked up rights to the fifth season of Channel 4 series A Place In the Sun – Home or Away (55×60′) by UK producer Freeform; while in Scandinavia, TV4 Fakta has acquired two series of ob doc Medics (32×30′), produced by Steel Spyda for National Geographic Channel UK.

In Turkey meanwhile, Imaj Medya has licensed 26 hours of programming including three series of Fashion Avenue with Jodie Kidd (32×30′), male-skewed series Gear (10×30′) and creative design, fashion and architecture series Design A-Z (10×30′).

In Portugal, TVI 24 has also picked up a package of more than 20 hours including A World of Luxury (10×30′); the second season of Art of the Heist (8×52′); Partners in Crime (6×30′); and documentary specials Divorce: Jewish Style (1×52′), The Battle for Haiti (1×52′) and Secret Iraq (2×52′).

Haiti and Iraq are both from UK producer Quicksilver, and the latter has also been acquired by Russian broadcaster Rain TV, along with a package of documentary specials including After Happily Ever After (1×60′), Who the Jew Are You (1×60′) and Trishna & Krishna: Separate Lives (1×52′).

Finally, German broadcaster n-tv Nachrichtenfernsehen has acquired HD special Bridging the World (1×60′), which was made by Title Role Productions for History. The doc looks at the architecture and designs of the some of the world’s best modern bridges.

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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