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CBC acquires “Queen at 90″ from BBCWW

The Canadian pubcaster has acquired the 90-minute special Our Queen at 90 (pictured) from BBC Worldwide North America.
April 18, 2016

Canadian pubcaster CBC has inked a deal with BBC Worldwide North America – the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster – for the Canadian premiere of Our Queen at 90 (pictured).

The 90-minutes special offers exclusive access to Queen Elizabeth II and members of the Royal Family from the over the last year, including Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales; Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall; as well as Prince William and Kate Middleton, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge.

The documentary, which was produced by Oxford Film and Television for ITV in association with Smithsonian Channel, will air on April 24 at 10 p.m. EST/PST on CBC News Network’s ‘Passionate Eye’ strand, as well as on CBC’s main network on May 8 at 8 p.m. EST/PST.

CBC also struck a deal with BBCWW North America for David Beckham: For the Love of the Game, which follows the iconic British footballer as he sets foot in countries across all seven continents – including Papua New Guinea, Nepal, Argentina, Djibouti, the U.S. and Antarctica – in a bid to find the sport’s global appeal before engaging in seven separate matches of soccer with local communities.

The 90-minute A 7 Games- and Big Earth-made film aired on Sunday (April 17) across CBC’s Documentary Channel.

The deals were brokered by Brad Horvath, content sales executive for BBC Worldwide North America and the CBC’s Jenna Bourdeau, senior director of acquisitions.

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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