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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.

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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