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“Conquering the World” lands on Discovery CEEMEA

Discovery Networks CEEMEA has acquired Scorpion TV's Conquering the World, a doc on a former rugby player's quest to climb the highest peak on each continent.
February 6, 2013

Discovery Networks CEEMEA has acquired Scorpion TV’s Conquering the World, a doc on a former rugby player’s quest to climb the highest peak on each continent.

The 55 and 75 minute doc will air across Discovery’s channels in Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

Conquering the World  follows Richard Parks, who went from rugby player to mountaineer after training for 18 months, as he attempts to break a world record, conquering the world’s seven summits and the North and South Pole in just seven months.

The doc, a realscreen MIPTV Pick for 2012, originally aired on the BBC in the UK, and has also been acquired by Red Bull for German-speaking Europe, RDS for French-speaking Canada, Globosat in Brazil, and Spafax for British Airways.

“This is the perfect title for Discovery’s audience,” said Scorpion TV’s MD, David Cornwall. “It is an action-packed, inspirational hour that shows the depth of one man’s determination and courage.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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