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ITN preps Royal doc “Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever” for Lifetime, Nine, RTL

A+E Networks-owned women-skewing cable net Lifetime has picked up Royal doc Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever from ITN Productions, also set to air on Nine Network in Australia and RTL ...
April 25, 2019

A+E Networks-owned women-skewing cable net Lifetime has picked up Royal doc Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever from ITN Productions, also set to air on Nine Network in Australia and RTL Netherlands.

The 1 x 60-minute special follows the courtship and marriage of Prince Harry (pictured, left) and Meghan Markle (right), as well as the highly-anticipated arrival of their first child.

Sarah-Jane Cohen and ITN executive head of international programs Ian Russell serve as executive producers.

Meghan & Harry: Baby Fever will premiere in the U.S. on Lifetime this spring before heading to Australia and the Netherlands. Precise air dates have not yet been set.

The program is distributed globally by Orange Smarty outside these three territories, including a number of deals already signed with other broadcasters like YLE Finland, Medialaan Belgium, DR Denmark, and channels in Poland, Slovenia and Croatia.

“ITN Productions continues to establish itself as the go-to producer for Royal programming. We have an unrivaled combination of contacts, credibility and content from our huge archive,” said ITN’s director of TV productions Ian Rumsey in a statement.

“The global appetite for royal documentaries continues to grow apace and I am delighted that this compelling documentary will be seen all over the world,” added Russell. “It is testament to ITN Productions’ world class story telling that our royal documentaries are as popular in the U.S., Australia and Europe as they are in the UK.”

(Official portrait of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle by Alexi Lubomirski, courtesy of the Royal Family)

About The Author
Senior staff writer Frederick Blichert comes to realscreen with a background as a journalist and freelance film critic. He has previously written for VICE, Paste Magazine, Senses of Cinema, Xtra, Canadian Cinematographer and elsewhere. He holds a Master of Arts in film studies from Carleton University and a Master of Journalism from the University of British Columbia.

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