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C4 orders Generation Porn from Story Films

Channel 4 (C4) has ordered landmark documentary trilogy Generation Porn from Story Films, which will explore the influence of the modern internet porn epidemic. The cyber porn industry sports more traffic than Netflix and Twitter combined, with the online giant Porn Hub reporting in 2017 that it catered to 28.5bn visitors. The series explores the demand […]

UKTV pre-buys Woodcut and Forces TV’s Royals on the Frontline

Woodcut Media and Forces TV Productions have teamed for the first time on three-part documentary series Royals on the Frontline, which has pre-sold to UKTV.  Royals on the Frontline, titled Windsors at War for an international market, explores the experiences of the British Royal Family during their military years, from World War II to the modern […]

A+E Networks to launch week-long Crime + Investigation event

A+E Networks is to launch Twisted Faith, its first primetime week-long programming event for Crime + Investigation. The seven-day block will feature a line-up of original content, new season premieres of continuing series and locally produced long- and short-form content. It kicks off on November 18. Twisted Faith focuses on cults and troubled faith groups around […]

Channel 5 commissions obs doc series Code Zero

Channel 5 has commissioned Zinc Media’s Reef Television to produce Code Zero: Police Under Attack (working title). The 4 x 60-minute series explores the alarming rise in police ‘Code Zero’ callouts – the radio call issued by officers who need urgent assistance, often when they are under attack or their lives are in danger. As violent […]

Nat Geo goes to North Korea with Michael Palin

National Geographic has acquired ITN Productions’ one-off documentary North Korea From The Inside With Michael Palin (pictured).  The US cable channel has picked up the hit Channel 5 special featuring the Monty Python and Vanity Fair star, who travels 1,300 miles across North Korea to interact with locals. Palin’s North Korean sojourn also coincided with the […]

History to premiere Watergate doc this autumn

History is set to premiere its original documentary Watergate, from Academy Award-winning director Charles Ferguson, on television this November. The title will have its theatrical release on October 12 and broadcast release on November 2-4. The special six-hour, three-night event series chronicles one of the biggest criminal conspiracies in modern politics and features a roster […]

ZDF to remake No More Boys and Girls for Germany

ZDF is set to remake BBC Two’s No More Boys and Girls for a German audience. The broadcaster will air the factual series on its Neo channel, which will be produced by Bavaria Entertainment GmbH. Originally produced by Outline Productions for BBC Two, No More Boys and Girls argues that being born a boy or […]

HBO teams with Axio for limited doc series

US premium cable network HBO is teaming up with political media company Axio to produce a limited documentary series of news-oriented specials which will run on the network this autumn. The series will be directed and produced by Matthew O’Neill (HBO’s Baghdad ER and China’s Unnatural Disaster: The Tears of Sichuan Province) and Perri Peltz (HBO’s Warning: This […]

Viceland greenlights US drug crisis doc

Viceland has greenlit a documentary reality series, American Junkie, following America’s current drug crisis. The title is spin-off of the independent feature documentary American Relapse, which was directed by Pat McGee and Adam Linkenhelt. It will premiere on September 12 on Viceland. American Junkie follows two recovering addicts, Allie and Frank, who devote their lives […]

Netflix celebrates Quincy Jones in new doc

The life of legendary US music producer, arranger, composer and songwriter Quincy Jones will be the subject of a new Netflix documentary set to air next month. The documentary, Quincy, has been directed by Jones’ daughter, the actress Rashida Jones, along with Alan Hicks and will air on Netflix on September 21 following a limited […]

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