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Scandinavian nets pick up Parthenon packages

Several Scandinavian terrestrial broadcasters have snapped up Parthenon Entertainment's programming in the history, nature, science and human interest genres, including Cuba: Accidental Eden (pictured).
July 18, 2011

Several Scandinavian terrestrial broadcasters have snapped up Parthenon Entertainment’s programming in the history, nature, science and human interest genres.

TV10 in Sweden acquired 65 hours of blue-chip science and history titles, which included Sports Science (13 x 60 minutes), a series that tests top athletes performing experiments.

Also in Sweden, SVT acquired a seven-hour package, including the one-hour one-off Cuba: Accidental Eden (pictured), which focuses on the country’s wilderness and urban landscapes.

In Norway, NRK bought the rights to Parthenon’s nature series Baby Planet (13 x 30 minutes), while YLE in Finland acquired six hours of nature and history docs, including Japan’s Secret Weapon (1 x 60 minutes HD) and Kingdom of the Forest (1 x 60 minutes HD), which spoptlights the ecosystem of a primeval forest and its life cycles.

Lastly, DR-TV in Denmark and NRK in Norway both picked up human interest doc Men Who Swim (1 x 60 minutes HD),  which features a group of middle-aged men who are unlikely members of Sweden’s all-male synchronized swimming team.

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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