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Shine International sells Costa Concordia doc into Europe, Australia

Shine International has notched up 15 new deals for Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia, the Dragonfly Film & Television production that aired on Channel 4 in the UK and was reversioned for National Geographic Channel in the U.S.
February 17, 2012

Shine International has notched up 15 new deals for Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia, the Dragonfly Film & Television production that aired on Channel 4 in the UK and was reversioned for National Geographic Channel in the U.S.

The one-hour doc has been sold to Sky Italia, TF1 in France and Australia’s Network Ten. It will air on Network 10 on February 19 at 9:30 p.m.

Other broadcasters that have picked up the documentary include Germany’s N24, Luxembourg’s RTL, Belgium’s RTL – TVI, Switzerland’s RTS, Holland’s SBS, Switzerland’s SF, Denmark’s TV2, Norway’s TV2, Sweden’s TV4, Finland’s Nelonen and Belgium’s VRT.

“This tragic event has captured the hearts and fascination of the world,” said Ruth Clarke, Senior VP, and head of EMEA at Shine International. “Through the unique use of real-time footage, high-quality CGI production and exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers and world renowned specialists, Dragonfly have expertly recreated a powerful minute-by-minute account of this devastating event, as it unfolded, and then challenges what has been previously learnt since the sinking of the Titanic.”

Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia was watched by 3.4 million on Channel 4. National Geographic Channel aired the reversioned doc, known as Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The Untold Stories, on February 12.

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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