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Zodiak’s “K2,” “Invisible Nature” sold to U.S., Canada

Mountaineering doc K2, A Cry from the Top of the World (pictured) and plantlife series Invisible Nature are among 50 hours of factual programming from distributor Zodiak Rights sold to U.S. and Canadian broadcasters.
March 27, 2014

Mountaineering doc K2, A Cry from the Top of the World (pictured) and plantlife series Invisible Nature are among 50 hours of factual programming from distributor Zodiak Rights sold to U.S. and Canadian broadcasters.

Zodiak’s 3 x 60 minute series Invisible Nature, made by Mona Lisa Productions, examines the characteristics of plants using powerful microscopes and will air on National Geographic Channel in the U.S. this spring; while 45-minute special K2, A Cry from the Top of the World – on the 2008 mountaineering tragedy that claimed 11 lives on the K2 mountain - will also air on the net as part of its upcoming Die Trying series.

In Canada, Bell Media has acquired WE tv-produced 8 x 60 minute series The Lylas, which follows the all-girl singing group as they make the move from Hawaii to California. Bell has also picked up Zodiak New York’s 6 x 60 minute property show Risky Listing, on the brokers at New York’s Picken Real Estate.

Meanwhile, Canada’s Shaw Media has taken a number of Zodiak programs including the second series of TruTV’s Killer Karaoke, IWC Media’s Location Location Location series 17 and TruTV’s GWR Unleashed, while Travel + Escape has acquired the second season of 10 x 30 minute series Bad Trips Abroad, to air in July.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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