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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
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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