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Shine International sells Costa Concordia doc into Europe, Australia

Shine International has notched up 15 new deals for Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia, the Dragonfly Film & Television production that aired on Channel 4 in the UK and was reversioned for National Geographic Channel in the U.S.
February 17, 2012

Shine International has notched up 15 new deals for Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia, the Dragonfly Film & Television production that aired on Channel 4 in the UK and was reversioned for National Geographic Channel in the U.S.

The one-hour doc has been sold to Sky Italia, TF1 in France and Australia’s Network Ten. It will air on Network 10 on February 19 at 9:30 p.m.

Other broadcasters that have picked up the documentary include Germany’s N24, Luxembourg’s RTL, Belgium’s RTL – TVI, Switzerland’s RTS, Holland’s SBS, Switzerland’s SF, Denmark’s TV2, Norway’s TV2, Sweden’s TV4, Finland’s Nelonen and Belgium’s VRT.

“This tragic event has captured the hearts and fascination of the world,” said Ruth Clarke, Senior VP, and head of EMEA at Shine International. “Through the unique use of real-time footage, high-quality CGI production and exclusive interviews with survivors, rescuers and world renowned specialists, Dragonfly have expertly recreated a powerful minute-by-minute account of this devastating event, as it unfolded, and then challenges what has been previously learnt since the sinking of the Titanic.”

Terror at Sea: The Sinking of the Concordia was watched by 3.4 million on Channel 4. National Geographic Channel aired the reversioned doc, known as Italian Cruise Ship Disaster: The Untold Stories, on February 12.

About The Author
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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