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Breakthrough Entertainment sells into Middle East

Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment is reporting over 200 hours of licensing deals for its documentary, lifestyle and factual programming.
April 14, 2011

Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment is reporting over 200 hours of licensing deals for its children’s, documentary, lifestyle and factual ¬†programming.

The distribution company’s MIPTV sales include documentary and factual series Future Revealed, Ghost Cases and Science of the Senses picked up by IRIB in Iran; lifestyle series David Rocco’s Dolce Vita to AB Droit in Turkey and factual series The Re-Inventors selling to TRT in Turkey.

“We are delighted to forge significant associations with the region’s most prestigious broadcasters,” said Nat Abraham, VP, distribution.¬† “We look forward to a successful launch of our high-profile animated series and documentary programming across the Middle East, Turkey and Israel.”

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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