PBS International

Kids round-up: ‘Elinor Wonders Why’ travels world; BulbKIDZ launches with ‘Gopher It!’; One Animation strikes global deals

‘Elinor Wonders Why’ travels world Knowledge Network in Canada, Discovery Latin America, YLE in Finland, Hop! In Israel, SVT in Sweden, and E-Junior in UAS have picked up pre-school series Elinor Wonders Why from US-based distributor PBS International. Created by Jorge Cham and Daniel Whiteson and produced in partnership with Pipeline Studios, Elinor Wonders Why (74 […]

Sales round-up: PBS Int’l scores with moon landing; ZDFE sells drama into China

PBS scores international sales for moon landing doc The commercial arm of the US public broadcaster has secured a raft of sales for Chasing The Moon, with 12 broadcasters including the BBC and France and Germany’s ARTE signing on for the 6 x 60-minute doc series. The film has also been acquired by SBS (Australia), VPRO (Netherlands), […]

PBS investigates Munich ’72 terror tragedy

PBS International is taking a 1x45mins documentary about the shocking murders of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games to Cannes. Munich ’72 and Beyond tells the stories of the families of the dead, who were killed by the Palestine Liberation Organization, and their lifelong efforts to honour their loved ones. It comes […]

News brief: BBC buys Lockerbie bombing series

The BBC has acquired UK rights to a new PBS documentary series that sheds new light on the perpetrators of the 1988 Lockerbie plane bombing from PBS International. The BBC will run My Brother’s Bomber in its Storyville strand, with SBS in Australia, Alhurra in the Middle East, DR in Denmark and Phoenix Satellite in […]

Discovery among PBS lions scandal doc buyers

Discovery Networks International, MSNBC and TV Ontario in Canada have acquired Blood Lions, a documentary about the battery cage rearing of lions. On the back of the recent controversy over the ‘trophy-hunting’ killing of famous African lion Cecil, PBS International has closed the deals. The DNI deal covers more than 200 territories, and will air […]

Ken Burns cancer series finds buyers

Four channels have taken on a PBS documentary series from filmmaker Ken Burns about cancer. PBS International has presold Cancer: The Emperor of All Maladies to Globosat in Brazil, DirecTV in Latin America, YLE in Finland and TVI in Portugal. Billed as “the comprehensive story of cancer”, the doc series is based on a Pulitzer […]

BBC, Canal+ among Vietnam doc buyers

The UK’s BBC and France’s Canal+ have acquired Last Days in Vietnam, a doc from PBS International about the final stages of the Vietnam War. SBS in Australia, YLE in Finland, NHK in Japan, RTÉ in Ireland, DR in Denmark, SRC-RDI in French-speaking Canada, Channel 8 in Israel, MBN in the Middle East, ERR in […]