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A+E Networks sells “Hidden Cities,” “Modern Marvels” into Asia

Hidden Cities (pictured), Modern Marvels and Dance Moms are heading to broadcasters in Asia, after A+E Networks penned several deals for its Lifetime, History and A&E programming.
July 23, 2012

Hidden Cities (pictured), Modern Marvels and Dance Moms are heading to broadcasters in Asia, after A+E Networks penned several deals for its Lifetime, History and A&E programming.

Philippines’ Lifestyle Network has picked up 24 Hour Catwalk, Celebrity House Hunting, The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet, Dance Moms and Dance Moms Miami, among other titles.

Elsewhere, OKTO in Singapore has acquired Hidden Cities, Stan Lee’s Superhumans and Modern Marvels, while TV Alhijrah in Malaysia also picked up Hidden Cities, along with Disaster Guy.

In Indonesia, B Channel has acquired IRT Deadliest Roads and Top Shot; while Metro TV acquired Shockwave and a number of History specials, including The Lost Kennedy Home Movies.

In South Korea, TV Chosun has renewed its output deal, which includes Invention USA, Stan Lee’s Superhumans, Modern Marvels and History specials such as Secret Access: The Vatican; while the Korean Forces Network picked up Ancient Discoveries, Modern Marvels, Top Guns, Vietnam Lost FilmsPearl Harbor: 24 Hours After and Secret Access: Air Force One.

Also in South Korea, Style/XTM Channel acquired The Conversation with Amanda de Cadenet and episodes from the Biography series.

In Brunei, RTB picked up $100 Makeover, Fix This Yard, Hidden Cities, and Stan Lee’s Superhumans, while Thai PBS in Thailand has acquired Hidden Cities, The Universe, and History specials including Titanic Mystery Solved.

“This year, our sales are soaring throughout Asia, which has enabled us to further strengthen our presence in this vital market,” said Ling-Sze Gan, A+E Networks’ senior director of international content sales for Asia.

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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