MIPTV ’13: Channel 5 to bring “Bible” to UK

UK broadcaster Channel 5 has picked up U.S. net History's Mark Burnett-produced mini-series The Bible (pictured).
April 8, 2013

UK broadcaster Channel 5 (C5) has picked up U.S. net History’s Mark Burnett-produced mini-series The Bible (pictured).

Burnett’s One Three Media, which distributes the five part, 10-hour series, brokered the UK deal with Marie-Claire Dunlop, C5′s acquisitions and channel manager.

In a statement, Dunlop said: “The show has been nothing short of a sensation, watched by millions of people in the states. To have it on Channel 5 is incredibly exciting – these are stories that can’t fail to draw you in.”

C. Scot Cru, senior VP of international at One Three Media, added: “Channel 5 has a long history of bringing the most compelling series to the UK audience. We think 5 is the perfect home for The Bible and look forward to the show drawing a huge audience like it has in the U.S. and around the world.”


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