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Scorpion TV acquires “The Paedophile Hunter”

The London-based distributor has picked up the Channel 4 ratings hit (pictured), and sold a raft of documentary titles to networks in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.
February 3, 2015

London-based distributor Scorpion TV has acquired the rights to the documentary The Paedophile Hunter (1 x 52 minutes, pictured) from Amos Pictures.

Directed by Dan Reed, the film aired on Channel 4 in the UK late last year and follows online vigilante Stinson Hunter and his associates as they pose as children online in order to identify alleged child groomers.

Stinson then sets up meetings with the men, interrogates them and informs them he will be informing the police and posting evidence of their conversations and texts online.

Scorpion also sold a number of titles to networks in North America, Europe, the Middle East and Australia.

Canal D in Canada picked up How To Be A Billionaire (1 x 60 minutes); and the PBS strand ‘America Reframed’ acquired Shell Shocked (1 x 52 minutes), a doc about the teenage murder rate in New Orleans.

Fox Voyage in France picked up The Aviatrix (1 x 58 minutes), about a woman who flew from Cape Town to London on a biplane; Access TV in Sweden acquired Stem Cell Revolutions (1 x 52 minutes); and Middle Eastern broadcaster Al Araby bought Infiltrators (1 x 52 minutes) and Another Night On Earth (1 x 53 minutes).

YES in Israel and SBS in Australia both acquired Survival of the Fabulous (1 x 47 minutes). SBS also picked up the docs Boobs (1 x 52 minutes), Craigslist Joe (1 x 90 minutes) and Payday (1 x 47 minutes).

Watch a trailer for The Paedophile Hunter below:

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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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