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ABC Commercial’s WikiLeaks doc sells to seven territories

In advance of MIPTV, Four Corners: WikiLeaks - The Forgotten Man sells to CBC in Canada and Latin America through DirecTV among other territories.
March 24, 2011

WikiLeaks – The Forgotten Man, an installment of the popular Australian current affairs program Four Corners, has been sold into seven territories by ABC Commercial in advance of MIPTV.

Picking up the 1 x 45-minute special are Belgian public broadcaster VRT; Poland’s TVN; Finland’s MTV3; Portugal’s RTP; Latin America via payTV service DirecTV; Korea’s Media Content Store; and Canadian public broadcasters CBC and Societe Radio Canada (for French rights).

The program focuses on Private Bradley Manning, the young man who allegedly sent classified information from the U.S. government to the whistle-blowing organization. ABC Commercial says the special features the only recording of Private Bradley Manning’s voice as well as logs of alleged conversations with former hacker Adrian Lamo, who turned Manning in.

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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