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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
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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