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Arcadia celebrates 10th anniversary at MIPTV

Canadian documentary prodco Arcadia Entertainment Ltd, known for its ocean-related documentary series and specials, is marking its 10th anniversary with two series launched at MIPTV by Parthenon Media Group.
April 4, 2011

Canadian documentary prodco Arcadia Entertainment Ltd, known for its ocean-related documentary series and specials, is marking its 10th anniversary with two series launched at MIPTV by Parthenon Media Group.

Parthenon, which owns a minority share in Arcadia Entertainment, is representing Arcadia’s one-hour special on the Templars and a series on injured animals at the market in Cannes.

The MIPTV offerings show Arcadia’s expanded remit, which now includes historical, theological and drama documentaries as well as children’s and wildlife series.

Templars: The Last Stand (one hour, HD) follows a team of archaeologists as they discover what happened to the infamous Knights Templar. It is due to air on National Geographic Channel this month.

Following the success of the first series, launched at MIPCOM last year, the second series of Hope for Wildlife (13 x 60 minutes, HD) will be launched at MIPTV. The series currently airs on Oasis HD in Canada, and follows Hope Swiminer and her team as they learn how to deal with stray pets and find homes for abandoned animals.

President of Arcadia Entertainment, John Wesley Chisholm, said in a statement, “I started Arcadia at a moment of dramatic change in the TV industry. I’m proud to say that within all that change we found a way to work full-time with my friends and create great Canadian content for our wonderful customers. And the real thrill is that through our partnership with Parthenon these programs are valued and viewed in countries around the world.”

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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