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“The Seahorse Man” heads to UKTV

UKTV will air the GMTV-produced special, which tells the story of an Irish marine biologist and his quest to save the seahorse from extinction, later this month.
August 7, 2012

Electric Sky has sold a documentary produced by Irish indie GMTV on the threat to the seahorse species, The Seahorse Man (pictured), to British broadcaster UKTV.

Airing on UKTV’s Eden channel on August 24, the 52-minute special tells the story of Irish marine biologist Kealan Doyle and his quest to rescue the seahorse from extinction.

The doc, made with support from RTE and BAI, also dives into the negative impact the Chinese traditional medicine trade is having on the species.

Electric Sky has also sold the documentary to Italy’s Rai, Finnish channel Nelonen, Thailand’s True Visions,  Poland’s Planete and Spain’s Multicanal Iberia.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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