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PBS Int’l sends “Emperor” to South America, Europe

Networks in South America and Europe have acquired the Ken Burns-exec produced documentary series Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (pictured) from distributor PBS International.
April 2, 2015

Networks in South America and Europe have acquired the Ken Burns-exec produced documentary series Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (pictured).

Distributor PBS International has sold the six-hour, three-part series to Brazil’s Globosat, Latin American satellite broadcaster DirecTV, Finnish pubcaster YLE and Portugal’s TVI.

Directed by Barak Goodman and presented by Burns, the documentary is based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and covers the first documented appearances of the disease through the current attempts to cure it.

The series, which began airing on PBS in the United State this week, will be part of the PBS International catalog at MIPTV in Cannes this month.

About The Author
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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