TV

“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.

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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