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CBC to air Armstrong doc

Canadian pubcaster the CBC has acquired The World According to Lance (pictured), a documentary about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, which earlier this week sold to networks in territories including Holland, Denmark and the U.S.
October 25, 2012

Canadian pubcaster the CBC has acquired The World According to Lance (pictured), a documentary about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, which earlier this week sold to networks in territories including Holland, Denmark and the U.S.

CBC News Network will air the 45-minute documentary its ‘Passionate Eye’ strand this Sunday (October 28) at 10 p.m. EST, after closing a deal to pick up the doc on Tuesday (October 23).

The broadcast comes hot on the heels of the International Cycling Union’s decision three days ago to formally strip Armstrong of his seven Tour de France titles and ban him from cycling for life, for his involvement in what U.S. sports authorities describe as a massive and widespread doping program.

The documentary was produced by ABC Australia for the broadcaster’s ‘Four Corners’ strand, and the doc’s director/reporter was Quentin McDermott.

The deal was penned by UK-based factual distributor Journeyman Pictures, which also inked agreements with CNN in the States, VRT in Belgium, TV2 Norway, TV2 Denmark, NOS Holland and MNet in South Africa.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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