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AETN UK boards Breakthrough’s “Tank Battles”

UK pay-TV network Military History has done a deal with Canadian producer-distributor Breakthrough Entertainment to pick up documentary series Combat Forces and season two of Greatest Tank Battles.
July 6, 2011

UK pay-TV network Military History has done a deal with Canadian producer-distributor Breakthrough Entertainment to pick up documentary series Combat Forces and season two of Greatest Tank Battles.

Combat Forces is a 26-part series from Jencor Entertainment profiling the intense training process that soldiers, sailors and airmen are subjected to in order to become “the best of the best.”

Greatest Tank Battles, meanwhile, uses CGI to capture the stories of war veterans, in a bid “to recreate the drama of the battlefield, allowing viewers to witness and better understand both the courage and sacrifice of the brave men who fought for their countries.”

Nat Abraham, Breakthrough’s VP of distribution and acquisitions, said he was “confident that Military History viewers will enjoy the sophisticated visuals as well as the engaging stories” in the shows.

AETN UK is a joint venture between A+E Networks and BSkyB. In addition to Military History, other channels in the JV include History, Crime & Investigation Network and Bio, all of which are available in standard and HD versions.

 

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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