C&I Polsat lines up first local commission

Crime & Investigation Network Polsat has tapped Multimedia Bank to produce its first local documentary series, Polish Private Crimes (pictured).
March 11, 2013

Crime & Investigation Network Polsat has tapped Multimedia Bank to produce Polish Private Crimes (pictured).

The 10 x 30-minute series is the first local documentary series for the network, which is part of A+E Networks UK, and will premiere on April 1 at 9:30 p.m. local time.

Polish Private Crimes investigates recent murders in Poland, with each episode tackling a different real-life case, where a random death turns out to be a ‘private crime’ – a murder committed by a killer known to the victim. The series tells stories through interviews with families, investigating officers and prosecutors.

“We chose to commission a series specifically for Poland because we wanted to provide our Polish viewers with compelling programming that truly resonates,” said Adam MacDonald, VP of programming at A+E Networks UK. “We will continue to invest in commissioning further series such as this in Poland.”

Koulla Anastasi, head of acquisitions and commissioning for Crime & Investigation Network & BIO at A+E Networks UK, added of Multimedia Bank: “Their experience in this field is second to none and has really been proven in the fantastic quality of the production, the variety of cases they have uncovered, and the lengths to which they have gone to gain the trust and faith of families with painful stories to tell.”

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