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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
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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