Electric Sky goes for gold with Olympic doc sales

UK-based distributor Electric Sky has licensed Olympic Games-centered specials Going for Green: Britain's 2012 Dream and Game Changer: London 2012 to European broadcasters.
January 3, 2012

UK-based distributor Electric Sky has licensed Olympic Games-centered specials Going for Green: Britain’s 2012 Dream and Game Changer: London 2012 to European and South American broadcasters.

N-tv in Germany has acquired Going for Green: Britain’s 2012 Dream, a one-off from Darlow Smithson Productions, on the quest to make the London 2012 Olympic Games the greenest and most sustainable yet, including the building of a stadium that can be partly disassembled. Another broadcaster who picked up the 48-minute special is Russian channel Telekanal’s 24 Doc.

Elsewhere, ITN Productions’ Game Changer: London 2012 has been picked up by VRT in Belgium. The 90-minute documentary special, a follow-up to Going for Green, includes personal stories from the people behind the 2012 Games and features interviews with soccer star David Beckham and Lord Seb Coe, the man behind the London Olympics.

Telekanal has also picked up 20 hours of documentary specials, including Battle for Haiti, two-part Secret Iraq and Terror in Mumbai, all produced by Quicksilver Media.  Signature Productions’ Fighting in the Shadow, Globalization is Good by Freeform Productions; and The Playboy Priests, by Liberty Films for TV3 Ireland, are also included in the package.

In Croatia, HRT has picked up 65 hours, including series one and two of baking show Glamour Puds by The Last Word Productions, and the fifth series of A Place in the Sun: Home & Away, by Freeform Productions.

In Argentina, HSM licensed The Guccis: The Last Fashion Victim, by Studio Z Productions; Alvin’s Guide to Good Business, by Rockhopper TV Production; property series Dream Lives for Sale, by Freeform Productions; celebrity series Revealed, by CNN International Productions; and car expedition series Racing Green, by Von Planta Productions.

Finally, Sweden’s SVT has secured the rights to Guilty Pleasures by Bungalow Town Productions.

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