Television Business International

Discovery lines up Body Cam Cops

Factual-headerbodycam copsDiscovery Networks UK has greenlit Body Cam Cops, a six-part series following police units wearing body-worn cameras.

The series will be made by UK indie Back2Back.

It will go out on Discovery’s free-to-air net Quest in the UK, DMAX in Germany, and Discovery Channel across central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa, and Latin America, including US Hispanic.

Funding and copro specialist Drive invested in the show and will handle sales through its distribution unit, launching presales of the series at MIPTV next month.

The focus will be on the body cam footage with interviews with the cops who were involved in the incidents. Production starts this month and will bow on the Discovery nets in early 2018.

“The Back2Back team have secured extraordinary access to police units around the world who are opening their archive of footage for the very first time allowing us in to witness first hand some of the most astonishing police encounters ever caught on film – up close and personal,” said Back2Back founder David Notman-Watt.

“We are delighted that Quest and other Discovery regions have come on board for what will be an eye popping and shocking series.”