Electric Sky digs up “Youngest Undertaker” sales

UK-based distributor Electric Sky has penned a number of international deals, including selling BBC3 documentary Britain's Youngest Undertaker (pictured) into four territories, including Australia, Germany and Denmark.
April 10, 2012

UK-based distributor Electric Sky has sold BBC3 documentary Britain’s Youngest Undertaker (1 x 57-minutes, pictured) into four territories, including Australia, Germany and Denmark.

The Oblong Films-produced special follows a 15-year-old schoolgirl in her attempts to become Britain’s youngest female undertaker. It has been taken by RTL2 in Germany, ABC2 in Australia, MTV3 in Finland and DRTV in Denmark.

Elsewhere, GMarsh TV Productions’ Waking the Titanic (1 x 52-minutes, HD) has been picked up by CBC News Network in Canada and a further five territories, including France, Portugal, Japan, Hong Kong and Australia.

The distributor has also penned deals for Images First Productions’ The World’s First Computer: Decoding the Antikythera Mechanism (1 x 53-minutes), which has gone to NHK in Japan, ERT in Greece, Arte in France, The History Channel Latin America, Televisio De Catalunya in Spain, DRTV in Denmark and YLE in Finland.

WDR’s science two-parter Automatic Brain (2 x 52-minutes), from German producer ColourField Tell A Vision Production, has also been acquired by Television de Catalunya (TVC) in Spain and Chello Multicanal (Canal Odisea) for Iberia.

In Australia, the Foxtel Channels Group has picked up a package of 30 hours of programming, with titles including SOS Fukushima (1 x 52-minutes), The Fireball of Tutankhamun (1 x 52-minutes) and Last of the Dambusters (1 x 52-minutes).

Finally, also in Australia, arts channel Studio has picked up the first two seasons of First Love (11 x 48-minutes), made by Electric Sky Productions for Sky Arts, which follows celebrities as they embark on a journey to rekindle their first musical love.

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