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MIPTV ’14: BBCWW pens factual deal with TVNZ

BBC Worldwide has sold four factual series and documentaries to New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ, including Inside the Animal Mind (pictured).
April 10, 2014

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has licensed four factual series and documentaries to national broadcaster New Zealand broadcaster TVNZ.

In Billy Connolly’s Big Send-Off, comedian Connolly explores America’s largest funeral convention, and negotiates his feelings towards death and dying, while series Inside the Animal Mind (pictured above) reveals the truth about how animals such as dogs, birds and dolphins understand the world around them. 

The remaining two titles include documentary Prostitution: What’s the Harm?, an investigation of current attitudes towards sex work in the UK, and doc My Baggy Body, which follows three people dealing with excess skin following extreme weight loss.

“This deal is a testament to our long-standing relationship with TVNZ and demonstrates that there is a strong demand in New Zealand for great British content,” said Irene Read, head of TV sales for BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand, in a statement.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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