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MIPCOM ’17: A+E teams with China partners on “The Silk Road – Reborn”

Global media content producer A+E Networks is teaming with Chinese media companies on the documentary The Silk Road – Reborn. Working with China Central Television (CCTV) and China International Television Corporation (CITVC), ...
October 18, 2017

Global media content producer A+E Networks is teaming with Chinese media companies on the documentary The Silk Road – Reborn.

Working with China Central Television (CCTV) and China International Television Corporation (CITVC), A+E will develop a one-hour version of the program that will be produced for broadcast in the U.S. with an extended, two-hour version slated for air across Asia.

The Silk Road – Reborn tells the story of the past, present and future of the Silk Road — an ancient network of trade routes connecting Asia and Europe — through the use of montages of ancient and modern landscapes coupled with images from China’s own One Belt, One Road project. The story involves more than 30 countries and regions across Asia, Africa, Europe, and America.

The documentary highlights China and other countries and regions along the Silk Road, covering economics, trade and financial cooperation, cultural exchange and ecosystem cooperation.

It includes contributions from Peter Frankopan, professor of global history at Oxford University Peter Frankopan, former Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd, former Italian Prime Minister Romano Prodi and Nobel laureate Thomas Sargent, as well observations from former secretary of State Dr. Henry Kissinger.

“We are thrilled to be partnering with CITVC on this important documentary as we further the growth of our footprint outside the U.S. through strategic partnerships for content production,” said Edward Sabin (pictured), executive managing director of A+E Networks International, in a statement.

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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