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Sky, Nine, Discovery among worldwide buyers of latest Britney Spears doc

Controlling Britney Spears was produced by The New York Times and Left/Right

Broadcasters around the world have come on board a follow-up to the hit Framing Britney Spears documentary distributed by Red Arrow Studios International (RASI).

Sky in the UK, Nine in Australia, Crave in Canada, Three in New Zealand and Discovery in Italy, the Philippines and Poland are among the 18 networks to have signed up for Controlling Britney Spears (1×75′).

The feature-length doc contains new allegations from insiders with intimate knowledge of the pop icon’s daily life under her controversial conservatorship, according to RASI.

The new doc and the previous Framing Britney Spears (1×75′) were produced in partnership by The New York Times and Red Arrow Studios-owned Left/Right. Netflix last month debuted a documentary of its own on the subject, titled Britney vs Spears.

The other networks to have picked up the new documentary from RASI are Talpa TV in the Netherlands, VGTV in Norway, TV2 in Denmark, TV4, MTV and Cmore in Sweden and Finland, Originals Factory in French- and German-speaking Europe, Hot8 and Yes-DBS in Israel, TV Nova’s streaming platform Voyo in the Czech Republic and Slovakia, Pro Plus in Slovenia and Globo for its GloboPlay streaming service in Brazil.

Controlling Britney Spears premiered last month on FX and Hulu in the US. The film is directed by Samantha Stark, Liz Day is supervising producer and reporter and Mary Robertson is the showrunner.

Tim Gerhartz, president and MD at RASI, said: “Just as we experienced with Framing Britney Spears earlier this year, the broadcaster response to this compelling and equally captivating follow-up feature has been phenomenal. Controlling Britney Spears brings more stunning and first-hand revelations about exactly how the conservatorship controlled the pop star’s daily life. The vast line-up of broadcasters we have on board is testament to the importance and powerful insights of this documentary.”


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