AETN International sells into Europe, Asia

AETN International has sold a number of its series, including Ice Road Truckers (pictured), to global broadcasters.
April 19, 2011

AETN International has sold a number of its series, including Ice Road Truckers (pictured), to global broadcasters.

VMMA in Belgium acquired the series Most Extreme Airports, Heavy, and season five of Ice Road Truckers, along with the company’s Lifetime Movie Package. In Spain, TV3 picked up America: The Story of US and Engineering an Empire.

AETN International’s programming proved popular across Scandinavia.  TV2 in Norway picked up Manhunters and IRT Deadliest Roads, while DR in Denmark took Ice Road Truckers.  Sweden’s Kanal 5 acquired a package of Biography episodes, including BIO Remembers: Elizabeth Taylor and Charlie Sheen: Bad Boy on the Edge.  Sweden’s TV 4 licensed a number of series as part of a long-term agreement with AETN.

HRT Croatian TV picked up Pawn Stars and WWII Lost Films while Spectrum, a broadcaster in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary, took Cities of the Underworld and The First 48.

Ukraine’s Mega licensed the series Shockwave and Kanal 1 in Bosnia & Herzegovina took a package of crime titles including Steven Seagal Lawman, The Squad: Prison Police, Fugitive Chronicles and American Gangster.

Military Channel in Korea acquired Top Shot, and NTV7 in Malaysia and Media Corp. Channel 15 in Singapore has licensed Seriously Funny Kids starring Heidi Klum.

“With a new sales team and over 400 new hours of programming, we had a very strong MIPTV,” said Ian Jones, managing director, international content distribution and commercial development, AETN International.  He added that more sales will be announced over the coming weeks.

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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 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.