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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.

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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