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PBS Int’l sends “Brother’s Bomber” to BBC, SBS

The distributor has inked a number of international sales for the three-part 'Frontline' series My Brother's Bomber, on the 1988 bombing of Pan Am flight 103.
November 5, 2015

PBS International has inked a number of international sales forĀ the three-part ‘Frontline’ seriesĀ My Brother’s Bomber.

The distribution arm of the U.S. pubcaster has closed deals for the series with the BBC’s ‘Storyville’ doc strand, SBS (Australia), MBD/Alhurra (Middle East), DR (Denmark) and Phoenix Satellite (Hong Kong and mainland China).

In the ‘Frontline’ series – which aired on PBS on September 29 and October 6 and 13 – filmmaker Ken Dornstein identifies for the first time two Libyan men who were potentially involved in the 1988 bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over Lockerbie, Scotland, which killed 270 people. The director’s brother was among those killed.

Within days of the final episode airing, Scottish and U.S. authorities said they were looking to question two new suspects in the case.

My Brother’s Bomber is a landmark ‘Frontline’ production that not only explores the events surrounding the tragic Lockerbie bombing, but uncovers new information about its potential perpetrators,” said Tom Koch, VP of PBS International, in a statement. “Ken Dornstein’s personal, and unrelenting, pursuit of the truth is investigative journalism of the highest order.”

 

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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