ITV Studios GE bringing crime strand to Cannes

Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment is bringing 17 hours of crime and punishment programming to Cannes next month, with titles including Louisiana Lockdown, Child Traffickers, Aylesbury and Frontline Cops.
September 27, 2012

Distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment is launching a crime and punishment strand at this year’s MIPCOM.

The strand includes four new documentaries and a total of 17 hours of programming produced through a variety of shops, including Wild Pictures and Animal Planet, which have a first-look distribution deal for the content.

The titles include Louisiana Lockdown (8 x 60-minutes), a series about maximum security penitentiary Angola Prison, produced by Original Media for Animal Planet; Child Traffickers (1 x 60-minutes), a documentary about London cops working in the human trafficking division, produced by Wild Pictures for ITV1; Aylesbury (2 x 60-minutes), a doc about the UK’s longest-serving youth offenders, produced by Wild Pictures for ITV1; and Frontline Cops, a series about a former police officer who returns to the force, produced by ITV Studios for Channel 5.

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