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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
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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