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DRG sells Current TV titles into Eastern Europe

As part of its exclusive deal with Current TV, distributor DRG has licensed documentary series 'Vanguard' (pictured), one-off doc Bootleg Booze and single doc For the Love of Libya to broadcasters in Belgium and Poland.
June 26, 2012

As part of its exclusive deal with Current TV, indie distributor DRG has licensed documentary series ‘Vanguard’ (pictured), one-off doc Bootleg Booze and single doc For the Love of Libya to broadcasters in Belgium and Poland.

TVN in Poland and Chello Central Europe have picked up ‘Vanguard,’ the Current TV series that sees correspondents travel the globe to shine a light on controversial issues.

Other broadcasters who picked up the doc series include VRT in Belgium, NHK in Japan, Al Hurra in the Middle East and AETN in Asia.

Chello Central Europe has also licensed Bootleg Booze, which looks at the dangers of counterfeit alcohol; and Chrome Productions’ Bride Trafficking Unveiled, which examines the significant growth in mail-order brides in the UK and Ireland.

Another factual one-off, Male Hookers Uncovered, has sold to Sky Network Television in New Zealand; ABC2 in Australia; TV5 Finland and TV2 in Denmark.

NHK and Al Hurra have also purchased For The Love Of Libya, the documentary that goes behind the scenes of the founding of a new Libya.

“The wide range of topics tackled across the titles that DRG represents have a universal appeal and go above and beyond the traditional documentary,” said Reema Patel, sales manager at DRG.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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