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Sky Vision picks up Zig Zag, GroupM’s “Xtreme Endurance”

Distributor Sky Vision has secured global sales rights outside the U.S. and UK for the Zig Zag Productions and GroupM Entertainment-made endurance series Xtreme Endurance: Race to the Pole (pictured).
October 20, 2014

International distributor Sky Vision has secured global distribution rights outside the U.S. and UK for the Zig Zag Productions and GroupM Entertainment-made endurance series Xtreme Endurance: Race to the Pole (pictured).

The 4 x 60-minute series – a copro between Zig Zag and GroupM – follows Welsh rugby player-turned-adventurer Richard Parks as he takes on endurance activities such as a mountain biking competition and double Iron Man in preparation for his attempt to become the fastest unassisted person to ski from the coast of Antarctica to the South Pole.

The series is set to air on Channel 5 in the UK in January.

“Richard Parks is a phenomenal natural competitor and this series sees him taking on events that redefine endurance,” said Danny Fenton, CEO of Zig Zag Productions, in a statement. “We’re confident audiences around the world will be captivated by Richard’s epic adventures.”

Niki Page, head of acquisitions for factual and factual entertainment at Sky Vision, added: “The incredible, punishing and extreme challenges that Richard Parks undertakes in Xtreme Endurance: Race to the Pole will make this series captivating to all audiences. Richard is a tenacious and inspirational person and we believe international broadcasters will agree.”

Executive producers for the series include Zig Zag’s Fenton and GroupM’s Tony Moulsdale and Melanie Darlaston.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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