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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.

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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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