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MIPTV Picks: Battle of the Blades

You may think that Battle of the Blades, which pairs hockey stars with figure skaters in an ice dancing competition, is a quintessentially Canadian concept.
March 31, 2010


You may think that Battle of the Blades, which pairs hockey stars with figure skaters in an ice dancing competition, is a quintessentially Canadian concept. Well, the show did originate in Canada – a country that takes both sports extremely seriously – and it did rack up serious numbers for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. But as we know, there are lots of countries around the world that love their ice sports, and for whom this format could be a winner.

Partners: Insight Productions for the CBC, distributed by Sparks Network (world, except Canada & U.S.) and Insight Production Company Ltd. (Canada, U.S.)

Lengths: 6 x 60 mins, 6 x 30, 1 x 90

Aired: Oct/Nov. ’09 (CAN)

Rights available: All media

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Jillian Morgan is a special reports editor at realscreen with a background in journalism and digital marketing. She joined the publication in 2019 after serving as the assistant editor to trade publications HPAC and On-Site. With a bachelor of journalism from the University of King's College in Halifax, she also works as a freelance writer and fact-checker.

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