“WW2 Air-Crash Detectives” sold to Australia

TCB Media Rights has pre-sold the Like A Shot-produced documentary series (pictured) to SBS Australia, Foxtel and Viasat, in deals amounting to 50% of the show's financing.
September 17, 2014

Distributor TCB Media Rights has pre-sold WW2 Air-Crash Detectives (pictured) into Australia.

SBS Australia and Foxtel in Australia, and satellite operator Viasat, have picked up the 6 x 60-minutes doc series, which Britain’s UKTV commissioned from producer Like A Shot. The deals amount to 50% of the show’s financing.

Presented by air-crash investigator Garth Barnard, the series investigates the causes behind catastrophic accidents and training crash incidents that killed more than 8,000 of the RAF Bomber Command’s men during the Second World War.

TCB’s 2014 MIPCOM slate also includes titles from Montreal-based producer Pixcom Productions such as Jacked (10 x 60 minutes), the True North/GME-produced Channel 5 series Closing Time (8 x 30 minutes) and BrightSpark/Argonon International’s Did He Do It? (six x 60 minutes).

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