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Canada’s Super Channel orders slate of factual content from Go Button Media

Forgotten Frontlines examines some of the lesser known stories of the Second World War

Canadian pay TV network Super Channel has commissioned Toronto-based prodco Go Button Media to develop a slate of unscripted series.

The deal will see Go Button develop six series, comprising 36 hours of content from the areas of history, paranormal, engineering and science.

Go Button will produce the content – not linked to any specific titles, as yet – within a two-year period, with ZDF-owned Off the Fence handling international distribution.

It comes after Super Channel, Off the Fence and Go Button last year partnered on the six-part Second World War history series Forgotten Frontlines. More recently Super Channel aired Go Button’s six-part factual series Deadly Science.

Go Button, founded by showrunners Daniel Oron and Natasha Ryan, has been behind series such as Mysteries of the Ancient Dead, Secret Societies: In the Shadows and Secret Nazi Expeditions.

Loren Baxter, head of acquisitions at Off The Fence, said: “Forgotten Frontlines worked very well for us last year, so we are now keen to replicate and scale that success across our key content pillars of ‘yesterday,’ ‘today’ and ‘tomorrow.’

“This new partnership, alongside Super Channel, will not only give us six new series to sell but, as a commissioner, we also have a fantastic opportunity to work closely with Daniel and the team to marry Go Button’s creative ideas with our own market insights and ensure each series readily meets current international demand.”

Jackie Pardy, chief content officer at Super Channel, added: “Go Button Media has become one of our most valued suppliers of factual programming in recent years, so we had no hesitation in extending our relationship.”

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