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Channel 4 commissions Coronavirus doc from Voltage TV

British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned London-based Voltage TV to make a “science thriller” about the global  COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak. The Race Against The Virus (1 x 60 minutes) will ...
February 28, 2020

British pubcaster Channel 4 has commissioned London-based Voltage TV to make a “science thriller” about the global  COVID-19, or coronavirus, outbreak.

The Race Against The Virus (1 x 60 minutes) will feature access to labs and scientists across the globe that are spearheading the response to the current viral threat.

The documentary was commissioned by C4 head of specialist factual, Fatima Salaria, who said in a statement: ‘It’s the biggest science story of the year, with incredible complexity and an extraordinary narrative that’s changing by the minute.”

The single documentary is executive produced by Sanjay Singhal, CEO of Voltage TV.

Singhal added: ‘We can all worry about what happens next but this film will focus on those who have the pressure and responsibility to try to do something about it.”

The film is in production and will air this summer.

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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