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Sky Vision scores Asia sales

Broadcasters across Asia have picked up more than 100 hours of programming from Sky Vision, the international distribution arm of UK satcaster Sky.

As this year’s Asia TV Forum and Market (ATF) begins, Discovery Asia has acquired Sky1 primetime factual entertainment series, 50 Ways to Kill Your Mammy (6×60’).

Malaysia’s Media Prima has picked up both UK and US versions of Sky1 primetime quiz series, Duck Quacks Don’t Echo (15×60’, 14×30’). The US version previously aired in primetime on the National Geographic Channel.

Meanwhile, Sky Vision has sealed 51-hour package deal with Thairat TV in Thailand. Titles include the first two seasons of UK zoo-based documentary, Baby Planet (10×60’), and series one and two of Sport Science (26×60’), which looks at the sports world through the prism of science.

In South Korea, OBS has picked up a nine-hour package of factual titles, including Caught in the Act 5 (6×60’), which captures animal behaviour on camera, Wild Side of Cats (1×60’), Great Serengeti (1×60’) and Spawn of Jaws (1×60’).

In addition, TVB in Hong Kong has acquired both series of children’s entertainment title Help! My School Teacher is Magic! (13×30’), produced for Channel 4 in the UK.

Finally, Nine Media Corporation, based in the Philippines, has acquired a 12-hour package of factual programming that includes Sky1 natural history series Galapagos (6×60’).

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