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Sunny Side ’12: Gedeon launches ‘Docland Yard’

French indie production group Gedeon Programmes has created a new branch dedicated to producing TV programming, dubbed Docland Yard.
June 28, 2012

French indie production group Gedeon Programmes has created a new branch dedicated to producing TV programming, dubbed Docland Yard.

Headed by Thibaut Martin, formerly the editor-in-chief of science TV shows on France 2 and France 3, the TV output aims at “completing the premium offer of Gedeon Programmes,” which produces primetime docs, often internationally coproduced, and motion picture films.

In addition, Docland Yard has the scientific documentaries Living with Robots, Resurrection Science, On the Trail of Art and the 3 x 52-minute series Wings for Science on tap.

A three-part environmental series Sentinal Islands for France’s Ushuaïa TV and three-part series World Biker for France’s Escales are also under the Docland Yard banner.

A deal for 50 hours of programming is about to be signed with AB Group and the French TV channels Voyage, Ushuaïa TV and RMC Découverte. The production costs of Docland Yard will vary between €40,000 and €100,000 (USD$49,000 and $124,000) .

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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