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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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Daniele Alcinii is a news editor at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joined the RS team in 2015 with experience in journalism following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and with communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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