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Arrow Media to enter into “Ultimate Warfare”

U.S. cable net Military Channel has commissioned Arrow Media to produce a 10-part documentary series examining the stories behind military battles from World War II to present-day.
November 28, 2012

U.S. cable network Military Channel has commissioned Arrow Media to produce a 10-part documentary series, Ultimate Warfare.

The 10 x one-hour documentary series will launch on Discovery Communications’ Military Channel in the first quarter of 2013, and will tell the stories of military battles from WWII to present-day fighting in the Middle East.

Told through first-hand accounts from the soldiers on the frontlines, Ultimate Warfare features reconstructions shot in the style of user-generated content from mobile phones, camcorders and body cameras.

The network will air a sneak preview of the series on December 16 at 10 p.m. EST/PST, with the episode “Fallujah: The Taking of Terror Central.”

Arrow Media’s Thomas Viner serves as series producer and Tom Brisley is executive producer. For Military Channel, Ron Simon is executive producer, Sara Kozak is senior vice president of production, Ed Hersh is senior vice president of content strategy, and Henry Schleiff is president and general manager.

“Using highly-stylized recreations coupled with the soldier’s-eye-view from the battlefield, this series is the perfect example of how Military Channel merges innovative new production techniques to provide viewers with unique and new points of view on our nation’s history,” said Ed Hersh.

Ultimate Warfare is a fantastic opportunity for us to inform a new generation of some of the most significant military battles in history,” said Tom Brisley, creative director, Arrow Media. “We have specifically designed the content to appeal to the audience by using a combination of interviews, footage and up to date visual cues. We want to create films that are more real, more engaging and more emotive than ever before.”

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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