Factual round-up: Hollywood Suite to debut ‘No Roses On A Sailor’s Grave’; Harbour strikes NTV, NHK & RTHK deals

No Roses On A Sailor’s Grave

Hollywood Suite to debut ‘No Roses On A Sailor’s Grave’

Canadian broadcaster Hollywood Suite has acquired Go Button Media’s documentary No Roses On A Sailor’s Grave for its global TV debut.

CBC & Radio-Canada Distribution has also taken global distribution right for the 1 x 80-minute film, which tells the story of a lost World War Two ship and how two strangers, a last remaining survivor of the wreck and a young archaeologist, recovered the vessel from forgotten history more than 70 years after it disappeared.

Daniel Oron of Go Button Media, the director and executive producer of the film, said: “It has been a truly staggering, once in a lifetime experience to capture the story of Patrick and John’s search on film. With only a small number of World War Two veterans still among us, it is critical we help tell and record these stories before they move on from living memory.”

NTV, NHK & RTHK acquire factual shows

Broadcasters in Japan and Hong Kong have acquired a range of factual programming following deals with distribution company Harbour Rights.

NTV’s Tokyovision has acquired the 1 x 52-minute The Immortals, which examines animals like tardigrades and lobsters, which possess traits enabling them to fight disease or even aging.

NHK acquired both Surviving 9/11 for September broadcast, as well as Winton’s 669 Children, the true story of a British World War Two hero.

RTHK, meanwhile, in Hong Kong took 1 x 52-minute wildlife title Becoming Butterfly, as well as a selection of episodes from Mysteries Of The Giants.


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