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“Alien Mysteries” lands in U.S., international markets

U.S. net Destination America has acquired the Discovery Canada factual series, which chronicles first-person accounts of purported alien encounters and UFO sightings.
March 22, 2013

U.S. net Destination America has acquired the exclusive American broadcast rights to Discovery Canada’s Alien Mysteries.

Destination America acquired all media rights from Discovery Canada’s distribution unit Exploration Distribution (EDI), including cable TV, internet and mobile.

EDI also licensed the series to Discovery Networks internationally. In addition to an earlier pre-sale to the UK, the series has been picked up in Italy and the Europe/Middle East/Asia market.

Alien Mysteries chronicles first-person accounts of purported alien encounters and UFO sightings. The series features dramatic re-enactments and the use of CGI and green screen technology created by Toronto-based Acme Digital Pictures to present the experiences. Scientists and researchers also explore how the encounters could be possible.

The two-hour premiere of Alien Mysteries on Discovery Canada reached 1.54 million Canadians (P2+), according to data from BBM Canada.

The series is produced by Exploration Production in association with Discovery Canada. Karen McCairley is the executive producer.

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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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