Looking Glass Int’l makes factual sales in Asia

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has sold a slate of factual programming to several Asian broadcasters. (Pictured: lifestyle series Travel Oz)
February 10, 2014

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has sold a slate of factual programming to Asian broadcasters.

Blue chip wildlife documentaries The Unlikely Leopard and Big Cat Odyssey were picked up by Korea’s KBS and China’s CCTV – the latter doc was acquired by Singapore’s Okto as well – while the Chinese broadcaster also took martial arts program Fight Masters: Silat, natural history doc Fish Listeners of Setiu Lagoons and Singapore education docĀ A Quiet Revolution. China’s Rare Media took seriesĀ Rivers of our Time and First Flower.

Thailand’s Truevision acquired Discovering Animal Behaviour and wildlife program Desert Dreams, while Taiwan’s Wonder Hypermedia Corporation got underwater series Undersea Edens and lifestyle series Travel Oz (pictured above). Meanwhile, Hong Kong’s TVBi acquired series Accidental Chef and Heritage Hunters.

Finally, Vietnam’s Thoa Le Entertainment took fashion series Trend Makers while Brunei’s Radio Television Brunei got pilgrimage documentary The Chinese Hajj.

Altogether, Looking Glass sold more than 70 hours. All deals were brokered by sales manager Karen Lee from the group’s Beijing office.

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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.