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Breakthrough finalizes deals going into MIP

Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment has sealed a number of international deals going into MIPCOM. The Re-Inventors has been acquired by Discovery in Italy, ABC in Australia, Nord in Poland, Ananey in Israel, Spektrum in Hungary and Ceska Programova in the Czech Republic & Slovakia. Meanwhile, Spektrum and Ceska Programova have both picked up Disasters of the Century, while
September 15, 2009

Toronto-based Breakthrough Entertainment has sealed a number of international deals going into MIPCOM. The Re-Inventors has been acquired by Discovery in Italy, ABC in Australia, Nord in Poland, Ananey in Israel, Spektrum in Hungary and Ceska Programova in the Czech Republic & Slovakia. Meanwhile, Spektrum and Ceska Programova have both picked up Disasters of the Century, while TV4 AB in Denmark, Norway, Sweden and Finland has purchased Fraud Squad and Little Miracles. Lastly, Crime Stories has been acquired by TVN in Poland; Plastic Makes Perfect has been sold to Profour Films in Hungary; Situation Critical has been purchased by Ananey in Israel; and War of the Wheels has been licensed to African Business Channel in Southern Africa.

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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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