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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
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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