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A+E Networks sells over 700 hours into Asia Pacific

Broadcasters in South Korea, Australia and China have picked up factual entertainment and documentary titles from A+E Networks, including Seriously Funny Kids (pictured) and The Universe in 3D.
November 23, 2011

Broadcasters in South Korea, Australia and China have picked up factual entertainment and documentary titles from A+E Networks, including Seriously Funny Kids (pictured) and The Universe in 3D.

In South Korea, CJ Media has acquired Seriously Funny Kids, while Skylife has picked up The Universe in 3D and KBS has licensed America: The Story of US.  Science TV has picked up Crime 360, Mega Disasters, Jaws: The Inside Story, Silence of the Lambs: The Inside Story and Halloween: The Inside Story; while Korean Forces Network has licensed Basic Training, Mail Call, History Raiders, IRT: Deadliest Roads, The Presidents Book of Secrets, B-25 Bomber, Battlefield and Weather Warfare.

Thai PBS in Thailand picked up Seven Wonders of the Solar System, Hidden Cities and Underwater Universe, along with Biography episodes on Madame Mao, Mahathir, Ho Chi Minh and Junichiro Koizumi. Also in Thailand, True Vision picked up Seriously Funny Kids, Jersey Cheer, Fairy Jobmother, Coming Home and a volume package of the Biography series.

In the Philippines, GMA has picked up several Biography episodes, including Cory Aquino: Housewife Who Led a Revolution, The Maguindanao Massacre, Manny Pacquiao and Marcos: Fall Of A Dictator; while ABS – CBN licensed Glamour Belles, Seriously Funny Kids and a Biography package deal.

In Japan, Nippon TV licensed Seriously Funny Kids and Most Extreme Airports, while China’s CCTV 15 acquired Ancient Discoveries and Four Heavenly Kings.

Australia’s Nine Network picked up Picker Sisters; Lifestyle and Lifestyle You acquired Glamour Belles, Dance Moms and Russian Dolls; and Sci-Fi/TV1 General Entertainment took The Captains of the Final Frontier.

Lastly, in New Zealand, Sky’s Box Channel licensed Ice Road Truckers, Pawn Stars and Hoarders; Sky – The Arts Channel picked up The Chris Isaak Hour; TV3 acquired IRT: Deadliest Roads; and TVOne and TV2 picked up Seriously Funny Kids.

Sean Cohan, SVP, international for A+E Networks, said:  “The global demand for our content continues to grow exponentially throughout the Asia-Pacific region and we are looking forward to maximizing this momentum at Asia TV Forum.”

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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