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MIPTV Picks 2012: Super Spider

We don't mean to creep you out here, and forgive us if you start to feel a little itchy after reading this, but in a single square metre, you could potentially find up to 200 spiders.
March 23, 2012

We don’t mean to creep you out here, and forgive us if you start to feel a little itchy after reading this, but in a single square metre, you could potentially find up to 200 spiders. More than 40,000 species of spiders inhabit the planet, which means these eight-legged critters probably outnumber cans of Raid by a healthy margin. But while their numbers may be great and they may look spooky, there might not be all that much to fear from the poor, misunderstood arachnid. This special uses state-of-the-art filming techniques to reveal the secret world of one of nature’s most enduring and adaptable creatures.

Partners: Zed / Nova Media for ARTE, Ushuaia TV, National Geographic Channel U.S., High Fidelity, TV5 Canada; distributed by Zed (Paris)

Length: 1 x 52 minutes

Airing: April 2012 (ARTE)

Rights available: Worldwide

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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