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Looking Glass Int’l makes factual sales in Asia

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has sold a slate of factual programming to several Asian broadcasters. (Pictured: lifestyle series Travel Oz)
February 10, 2014

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has sold a slate of factual programming to Asian broadcasters.

Blue chip wildlife documentaries The Unlikely Leopard and Big Cat Odyssey were picked up by Korea’s KBS and China’s CCTV – the latter doc was acquired by Singapore’s Okto as well – while the Chinese broadcaster also took martial arts program Fight Masters: Silat, natural history doc Fish Listeners of Setiu Lagoons and Singapore education docĀ A Quiet Revolution. China’s Rare Media took seriesĀ Rivers of our Time and First Flower.

Thailand’s Truevision acquired Discovering Animal Behaviour and wildlife program Desert Dreams, while Taiwan’s Wonder Hypermedia Corporation got underwater series Undersea Edens and lifestyle series Travel Oz (pictured above). Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s TVBi acquired series Accidental Chef and Heritage Hunters.

Finally, Vietnam’s Thoa Le Entertainment took fashion series Trend Makers while Brunei’s Radio Television Brunei got pilgrimage documentary The Chinese Hajj.

Altogether, Looking Glass sold more than 70 hours. All deals were brokered by sales manager Karen Lee from the group’s Beijing office.

About The Author
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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