Yesterday brings “Perfect Storms” to the UK

UKTV channel Yesterday has acquired the exclusive UK rights to Entertainment One's Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World.
February 4, 2013

UKTV channel Yesterday has acquired the exclusive UK rights to Entertainment One’s Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World.

Set to air in the second quarter, Perfect Storms is a 6 x one-hour series that looks at the most significant disasters in history, including the “Great Galveston Hurricane” of 1900, the 1755 earthquake and tsunami in Lisbon, 1923′s earthquake in Kanto and the 1941 Battle of Moscow.

The series uses animation and field testing to recreate disasters such as the dragon twister, which is a tornado filled with burning debris, and others.

“Since Yesterday’s brand refresh last year, primetime content on the channel has become more contemporary, dynamic, and engaging,” said Adrian Wills, general manager of Yesterday. “Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World has all of these qualities and should appeal to a diverse audience, as well as loyal viewers of Yesterday.”

“In this series, just when you think it can’t get worse… it does,” added Michael Kot, SVP of factual at Entertainment One Television. “Perfect Storms: Disasters that Changed the World explores the incredibly rare and compounding disasters such as earthquakes, tsunamis and firestorms that have changed history.”

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 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.