Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of Sky, has announced a slew of new sales deals with broadcasters across Asia ahead of this year’s TV Forum, which the company will be attending (Stand H20.06).
Among the latest deals, Discovery Asia acquired Sky 1’s primetime factual entertainment series, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (6 x 60’) and Malaysia’s Media Prima acquired both UK and US versions of Sky 1 primetime quiz series, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (15 x 60’ & 14 x 30’). The US version previously aired in primetime on the National Geographic Channel.
Sky Vision also agreed a 51 hour package deal with Thairat TV in Thailand. Titles include series 1 & 2 of UK zoo-based documentary, Baby Planet (10 x 60’), and series 1 and 2 of Sport Science (26 x 60’). This series looks at the sports world through the prism of science.
OBS in Korea has acquired a 9 hour package deal of factual titles, including Caught in the Act 5 (6 x 60’) a series which captures the most unbelievable animal behaviour on camera, Wild Side of Cats (1x 60’), Great Serengeti (1 x 60), and Spawn of Jaws (1 x 60). TVB in Hong Kong acquired both series of the children’s entertainment title, produced for Channel 4 in the UK, Help! My School Teacher is Magic! (13×30’).
Finally, Nine Media Corporation, based in the Philippines, acquired a 12 hour package of factual programming, including the Sky 1 natural history series, Galapagos (6 x 60’).
Sonia Fleck, who closed the deals for Sky Vision and will be attending ATF, comments: “These deals demonstrate how much we are able to support broadcasters strengthen their channel brands. Sky Vision’s presence in Asia has grown significantly and I’m really looking forward to closing more deals with our valued buyers at this year’s forum.”
During ATF, Sky Vision sales representatives can be located at the Bomanbridge stand (H20.06).
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