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BSkyB licenses “Road Wars” catalog

All seven seasons of London-based factual prodco Raw Cut's Road Wars series have been licensed by BSkyB in a five-year deal.
July 21, 2011

All seven seasons of London-based factual prodco Raw Cut’s Road Wars series have been licensed by BSkyB in a five-year deal.

Ninety hours of the Sky1 franchise will be available for the broadcaster to schedule any episode from the catalog as it wishes.

Road Wars, which launched in 2003, captures the work of three of Britain’s elite units from the Devon and Cornwall Police: the Road Crime Unit, the Tactical Aid Group and the Dog Squad.

The factual series also includes CCTV footage from around the world, featuring crashes, crimes and dangerous driving.

Since its inception, the series has been sold in U.S., Russia and across Europe.

Road Wars has proven time and again to be the best-loved show of its genre,” said Steve Warr, managing director of Raw Cut. “Since series one was commissioned almost 10 years ago, the show has provided some of the best – and most entertaining – documentation of the police available. Sky has shown a continued hunger for the property and we are delighted to strengthen our relationship with Road Wars’ natural home.”

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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