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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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