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Alfred Haber inks global sales for “Top 20 Funniest”

Alfred Haber Distribution has secured a number of international sales for TruTV's comedic reality series Top 20 Funniest (pictured).
April 20, 2015

Alfred Haber Distribution has secured a number of international sales for TruTV’s comedic reality series Top 20 Funniest (pictured).

The 38 x 60-minute series – which features viral videos, home movies, surveillance clips and news bloopers – has been sold to Paramount (Spain), AXN Holdings (Southeast Asia), Radio y Televisora (Brazil), Sky Italia (Italy), Turner (Latin America), SBS (Netherlands), Pt. Television (Indonesia) and SBS Discovery (Finland).

Elsewhere, Top 20 Funniest has been renewed by Channel 5 (UK), Foxtel (Australia), GMA (Philippines), SBS Discovery (Sweden) and Viacom (Africa). The series is also set to return to TruTV for a third season, premiering in May.

“This unique series has proven to be an unexpected hit for us in the international marketplace,” said Alfred Haber, president of the titular distributor, in a statement. “Our recent renewals and sales for Top 20 Funniest prove once again that comedy – artfully produced – travels well around the world.”

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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