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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
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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