Sky free-to-air channel Pick has acquired an eighth season of the Primate Planet Productions-made docuseries Monkey Life (20 x 30 minutes), following the work of Monkey World, an ape rescue center in the UK. The channel has also picked up Worldmark Films’ Caught on Dash Cam (2 x 60 mins), a countdown of various car crashes; and Seven Productions’ Surveillance Dashcam (6 x 30 mins), looking at real-life accidents and collisions.
Elsewhere, Discovery has taken three series for its UK factual, lifestyle and entertainment channels, including two seasons from WAG TV’s What on Earth? (12 x 60 minutes), a pop-science series that solves mysteries through cutting-edge satellite technology; Story House’s Copycat Killers (13 x 60 minutes), which explores real-life crimes inspired by Hollywood films; and Forces TV Productions’ PARA Platoon: Ready For Anything (8 x 30 minutes), detailing British Armed Forces recruits attempting to pass the toughest course designed for the UK military.
“All these shows have grunt — they’re resilient, hard-working, have universal traction and work well as re-runs. They’re perfect for broad-based factual channels like Pick and Discovery, and we’re confident they’ll rate well for them,” said TCB Media Rights CEO Paul Heaney in a statement.