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Breakthrough closes U.S., Asia deals for factual and doc titles

Toronto-based distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has finalized deals with assorted networks in the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East for various factual and documentary titles, including Customer (Dis)Service
March 21, 2012

Toronto-based distributor Breakthrough Entertainment has finalized deals with assorted networks in the U.S., Asia, Europe and the Middle East for various factual and documentary titles.

Business news network CNBC picked up Customer (Dis)Service (pictured) from Generator Films. The program was also sold to Thailand’s True Branded Channel, as well as factual series Legend Hunters.

Other factual U.S. deals for the distributor include War of the Wheels and Combat, sold to MAV TV.

Additional Asian deals include the licensing of the doc Clash of Cultures – China and the West to AETN All Asia Networks, and factual series The Future Revealed to Vietnam Television and Countdown to the Future to Hong Kong’s i-CABLE.

European and Middle Eastern deals for factual content include the reality series Plastic Makes Perfect to Nelonen Media (Finland); The Truth About Shoplifting and Crackberry’d – The Truth About Information Overload to Alhurra Televison and Canal+ CYFROWY; and factual series Innovation Nation, Science of the Senses, The Future Revealed, and Countdown to the Future to Turkey’s Scitech TV.

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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