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.
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)