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Sky Vision sells “Dark Ages,” “Sea Monsters” into CEE

Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has sold 45 hours of programming to broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe. (Pictured: Journey into the Dark Ages with Ken Follet)
June 23, 2014

Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of BSkyB, has sold 45 hours of programming to broadcasters in Central and Eastern Europe ahead of NATPE Europe, which kicks off today (June 23) in Prague.

Poland’s TVP2 acquired a seven-hour package of titles, including Spring Films-produced The Secret Life of Uri Geller (1 x 60 minutes) and Argot Films’ Parrot Confidential (1 x 60 minutes).

Meanwhile, Polish VoD platform Onet has licensed one-hour shark doc Sharkpocalypse from Gurney Productions, and Journey into the Dark Ages with Ken Follet (pictured above; 2 x 60 minutes), produced by StoryHouse Productions for Tandem Communications.

ChelloCentral Europe’s Spektrum HD channel picked up 16 hours, which also includes Journey into the Dark Ages with Ken Follet as well as National Geographic Cinema Ventures title Sea Monsters (1 x 60 minutes).

Elsewhere, Serbia’s Prava I Prevodi acquired a 14-hour package, which includes Jesus: Rise to Power (3 x 60 minutes), produced by Sky Vision Productions, while Poland’s women-focused net TVN Style picked up Ladyboys 2 (3 x 60 minutes), produced by Redback Productions.

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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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