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“Place in the Sun” sells for Electric Sky

A Place in the Sun (pictured), a series that sees house hunters searching for properties around the world, has notched up almost 400 hours of sales for London-based distributor Electric Sky.
October 25, 2011

A Place in the Sun (pictured), a series that sees house hunters searching for properties around the world, has notched up almost 400 hours of sales for London-based distributor Electric Sky.

Sweden’s Viasat picked up over 220 hours of A Place in the Sun titles, including A Place in the Sun Hotspots (3 x 60 minutes), A Place in the Sun Primetime Series one to six (73 x 30 minutes) and A Place in the Sun Home or Away series one to five (185 x 60 minutes).

The property series, produced by Freeform Productions for Channel 4, was also acquired by Australia’s XYZnetworks’ The LifeStyle Channel, for seasons two through four, while Belguim’s VMMa-owned Vitaya picked up A Place in the Sun Home or Away series three (33 x 60 minutes).

In other Electric Sky deals, the History Channel in Iberia picked up Children of the Revolution (1 x 52 minutes) by Transmission Films for WDR/Irish Film Board and Looking for Lowry by Foxtrot Films for ITV. The latter film, an hour-long documentaryfeatures Sir Ian McKellen celebrating the artist L S Lowry.

Chello Zone’s Zone Reality for EMEA picked up Fat Doctor series one through three by Electric Sky Productions for Discovery Home & Health, as well as crime title Killer on the Run from True North.

Over in New Zealand, The Living Channel has acquired Baking Mad, a 10-part series from Infinite Media which aired on Channel 4, while in Australia, SBS’ pay-TV channel Stvdio picked up the performance title Anna Nicole (1 x 120 minutes) from the Royal Opera House.

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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