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Scorpion sells current affairs into Middle East, Canada

London-based factual distributor Scorpion TV has sold 70 hours of programming into the Middle East, while Erasing Hate (pictured) has been sold into Belgium and Canada.
June 26, 2013

London-based factual distributor Scorpion TV has sold 70 hours of programming into the Middle East, while Erasing Hate (pictured) has been sold into Belgium and Canada.

Intrising, a distributor in the Middle East, has picked up a package of 70 hours from Scorpion TV, including titles such as Attitude and Families of the World.

Current affairs documentary This Space Available was acquired by TV Kultura in Russia, Al Arabiya in the Middle East and United Airlines, while It’s a Girl went to IBA in Israel, Maori TV in New Zealand and SRF in Switzerland.

VMMA in Belgium and Canal D in Canada picked up Erasing Hate, a 90-minute doc on a former right-wing extremist who removed his racist face tattoos, and NKS in Russia picked up the science series Ever Wondered.

Animal-based docs also sold for Scorpion, with Servus TV in Austria picking up Wolves Unleashed and RT in Belgium buying Little Ripper, the story of pigeon racing.

MNET in Africa acquired As Old As My Tongue, on a singer from Zanzibar who performed well into her 90s; Brand New Media in Singapore acquired the travel series Places We Go for its channel TV4ME; and Belsat TV in Poland acquired Arab Rap.

TG4 in Ireland picked up It’s a Girl and Out in Mumbai, while in the educational market, Alexander Street Press picked up The Naked Option.

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