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Solid builds on Bin Laden death for “Navy SEALs” sales

California-based distributor Solid Entertainment is seeing multiple sales of its factual series U.S. Navy SEALs following the death of Osama bin Laden (pictured) at the hands of U.S. special forces.
May 12, 2011

California-based distributor Solid Entertainment is seeing multiple sales of its factual series U.S. Navy SEALs following the death of Osama bin Laden (pictured) at the hands of U.S. special forces.

Three German broadcasters – ZDF, Sat.1 and ProSieben – have all licensed footage from the Emmy-winning, four-episode series, while TV2 Denmark has acquired two of the episodes for Danish transmission.

The series originally aired on Discovery Channel, and saw producer Gordon Forbes spend six years filming the Navy SEALs, depicting desert training exercises, live combat footage and interviews.

The news comes after Discovery earlier this week unveiled further details for Killing Bin Laden, the quick turnaround special it has commissioned from Peacock Productions.

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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