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Aussie net goes Inside the Commons

The ABC in Australia has tapped UK indie Atlantic Productions for 4x60mins doc series Inside the Commons. The series, from political filmmaker Michael Cockerell, will air on the Australian pubcaster later this month, with Atlantic taking it to MIPTV in April. The show goes behind the scenes of Britain’s parliament buildings in Westminster, London. It […]

ABC Oz buys new Attenborough BBC series

ABC in Australia has bought Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef, the latest series from the renowned naturalist David Attenborough. The Australian pubcaster will launch the three-parter next year. It follows Attenborough as he returns to Australia’s Great Barrier Reef, including exploring the aquatic eco system in a manned submersible. The 4K series was commissioned by BBC […]

Sky, Scandi nets join Attenborough’s Conquest

Sky’s Italian business and a pair of Scandinavian pubcasters have acquired David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies from the UK’s Atantic Productions. Following the deals, the 3x60mins doc series, which looks at the beauty and science of flight, will air on Italian pay TV and on NRK in Norway and SVT in Sweden. ABC in Australia […]

BBC orders Attenborough Great Barrier Reef series

BBC One has ordered a three-part series about the Great Barrier Reef, fronted by veteran naturalist David Attenborough. UK indie Atlantic Productions will make the 3x60mins series for the UK public broadcaster’s flagship channel. The producers said that the show will use ‘pioneering camera technology and draw on the latest research to investigate the reef […]

The factual landscape: ducks, docs and digital

The business of selling factual programming is changing – with free-to-air slots for classic factual shows hard to come by, distributors are looking to other categories of non-fiction, as well as to digital, big-screen and even virtual reality platforms, writes Stewart Clarke. For the largest factual distributors the business has got more complex and, increasingly, […]

BBC orders pre-election Parliament doc series

UK pubcaster the BBC has greenlit Inside the Commons, a four-part documentary from political filmmaker Michael Cockerell. The series, for BBC2, will go out ahead of next year’s general election and will look at the workings of the UK lower house, the House of Commons. Cockerell has been granted unprecedented access to the Commons for […]

Oz net joins Time Scanners team

Australia’s ABC has become the first prebuyer of upcoming history and science series Time Scanners. The 6x60mins factual show comes from UK producer Atlantic Productions and was commissioned by National Geographic Channels International, with US pubcaster PBS and France Televisions also attached as coproducers. ABC is now also onboard. The show uses high-end 3D laser-scanning […]

Broadcasters buy new David Attenborough series

Atlantic Productions has sold its two-part documentary David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates to a host of broadcasters. National Geographic Channels International, ABC in Australia and TVNZ have acquired the show, which was originally commissioned by the BBC in the UK. The two-parter looks at the evolution of vertebrates, taking in key […]