Networks combine to construct Berlin Wall

Networks in the US, UK and Australia are coproducing a documentary about the construction of the Berlin Wall that Sky Vision’s production arm is working up.

Danny TippingSky Vision Productions is creating on-off special Berlin Wall: The Night the Iron Curtain Closed for Discovery-owned American Heroes Channel in the US, Yesterday in the UK, Welsh pubcaster S4C and SBS in Australia.

It will deliver on November 9, which marks the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall’s dismantling as Germany reunited its eastern and western populations.

The 1x60mins doc will chart the events that lead to the erection of a 28-mile steel ring through the middle of Berlin.

“The wall’s construction is as fascinating a moment in world history, if not more so, than its destruction”, said Danny Tipping, executive producer and director of programming and development at Sky Vision Productions (pictured).

Tipping landed his new role in April following a restructure at parent distributor Sky Vision that TBI broke news of during MIPTV.