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Passion Distribution secures a raft of documentary sales across Asia

06 December 2023 | Passion Distribution
Passion Distribution secures a raft of documentary sales across Asia

At ATF, Passion Distribution announces a raft of documentary sales across Asia, ranging from talent-led series to royalty and engineering programming.

Warner Bros. Discovery – for its Animal Planet network across Asia and Japanese public broadcaster NHK have acquired Dinosaur with Stephen Fry (4 x 60’). Presented by legendary actor, writer, and dinosaur enthusiast, Stephen Fry, the documentary series chronologically tells the definitive story of dinosaurs’ 185 million years on earth - from the dawn of the dinosaurs to their extinction. NHK has also licensed Big Ben: Restored: The Grand Unveiling (1 X 60’), the final episode in a series of documentaries following the restoration of London's most iconic landmark to its original glory.

Hong Kong’s HK Television Entertainment Company Limited has licensed a package of programming including The Royals: A History of Scandals (4 x 60’), Elizabeth: A Life Through the Lens (1 x 60’), Miriam & Alan: Lost in Scotland (7 X 60’), The Cotswolds with Pam Ayres (10 x 60’), How to Build a City (8 x 60’) and Tool Club (15 x 60’).

Further sales in in Hong Kong include TVB acquiring Engineering Reborn (8 x 60’) and all three seasons of lifestyle series Lap of Luxury (26 x 30’).

AETN18 Media Pvt Ltd, India have picked up Secrets of the Superfactories S2 (8 x 60’).

Robert Bassett, Senior Sales Manager Passion Distribution said, “Despite a challenging time for the industry I am delighted that the quality of our unscripted content is reflected in the continued support of our Asian partners”.