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PBS Int’l sends “Emperor” to South America, Europe

Networks in South America and Europe have acquired the Ken Burns-exec produced documentary series Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies (pictured) from distributor PBS International.
April 2, 2015

Networks in South America and Europe have acquired the Ken Burns-exec produced documentary series Cancer: The Emperor of All MaladiesĀ (pictured).

Distributor PBS International has sold the six-hour, three-part series to Brazil’s Globosat, Latin American satellite broadcaster DirecTV, Finnish pubcaster YLE and Portugal’sĀ TVI.

Directed by Barak Goodman and presented by Burns, the documentary is based on Siddhartha Mukherjee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning book The Emperor of all Maladies: A Biography of Cancer and covers the first documented appearances of the disease through the current attempts to cure it.

The series, which began airing on PBS in the United State this week, will be part of the PBS International catalog at MIPTV in Cannes this month.

About The Author
Andrew Jeffrey joined Realscreen in 2021 as its news editor. Here, he helps to oversee assignment, reporting and editing for Realscreen's daily newsletter. Prior to his work covering documentary and non-fiction film and TV, he worked as a reporter and associate producer for CBC Edmonton, and as a reporter for The Star Calgary, where he covered daily news on beats such as local and provincial politics, health care and harm reduction, sports and education. His work has appeared in other Canadian news outlets such as TVO, the Edmonton Journal and Avenue Magazine.

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