PBS International

PBS closes HIV doc presales pre-market

PBS International has presold HIV origins doc The Bloody Truth ahead of its debut at MIPCOM and of World AIDS Day on December 1. TVI in Portugal, MBN in the Middle East, NRK in Norway and UR in Sweden have all acquired the doc, which travels into the hospitals and primeval forests of Africa to […]

PBS brings Robin Williams special to market

The sales arm of US public service channel PBS, is launching a Robin Williams commemorative special internationally. Robin Williams Remembered – A Pioneers of Television Special went out on PBS this week (September 9) after the comedian and actor’s tragic death last month. It was part of the broadcaster’s Pioneers of Television strand Broadcasters around […]

Broadcasters probe United States of Secrets

Eleven broadcasters have acquired new Frontline series United States of Secrets from PBS International. ZDF in Germany, SBS (Australia), NHK (Japan), NRK (Norway), RDI (Canada), Al Arabiya/MBC (Middle East), TVI (Portugal), TVN (Poland), SVT (Sweden), DR (Denmark) and PBS America have all bought the two-part show. The series looks into the US government’s surveillance programme, […]

Broadcasters learn Secrets of the Vatican

A trio of broadcasters has acquired PBS Frontline documentary Secrets of the Vatican. The networks – SBS from Australia, TVN from Poland and TVI from Portugal – have taken local broadcast rights from distributor PBS International. The 1x90mins doc exposes the threats and scandals such as the clergy sex abuse cases that rocked the Catholic […]

PBS International seeks pre-sales for The Bloody Truth

The global sales arm of US pubcaster PBS is heading to MIPCOM to search for pre-buys for its latest slate, including a 1x52mins documentary on the origins of the AIDS epidemic. TVI in Portugal, UR in Sweden, Czech TV, ERR in Estonia and YLE in Finland are already attached to The Bloody Truth, which is […]

News brief: Nova’s Oklahoma tornado doc goes global

The international sales arm of US pubcaster PBS has launched an updated version of NOVA documentary Oklahoma’s Deadliest Tornadoes following the recent storm. PBS International has launched the doc, which includes 20 minutes of fresh material on top of that shot for a 2012 report and broadcast in the US on May 29 in PBS’s […]

MIPTV News: PBS International goes Behind the Lines

The first Western documentary to tell the story of the Syrian civil war from both sides will debut internationally in Cannes. The sales arm of US public broadcaster PBS, PBS International, is taking Syria Behind the Lines to MIPTV as part of its slate, which also includes the 1x52mins Sand Wars,1x42mins Lights Out!, 1x54mins The […]