TV Real Daily

September 28, 2020

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A Note from the Publisher

Ricardo Guise, the president and publisher of World Screen, on celebrating 35 years of the publishing group and the strength and resilience of the media industry.
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Love Nature Readies After the Wildfires

***Image***Love Nature is prepping After the Wildfires, an hour-long special on the wildfires that ravaged Australia, centered on the animals that struggled to survive the disaster and the people who worked to save them.

Produced by Sydney-based Northern Pictures, the documentary includes dramatic footage of the fires as they spread across 20 million acres of Australian land, alongside firsthand stories of the ongoing recovery efforts. A Love Nature original commission, After the Wildfires is co-produced by ABC in Australia, CBC in Canada and Blue Ant International. Blue Ant International will also oversee pre-sales and licensing exclusively outside of the commissioning territories.
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The Story Lab & Nippon TV Unveil 9 Windows

***Image***The Story Lab and Nippon TV have revealed the entertainment format 9 Windows, the first title to be launched from their recent co-development partnership.

9 Windows is a fast-paced, comedic game show-meets-talent contest celebrating ordinary people with outlandish skills. Set in an iconic, interactive studio, each episode features nine contestants with astonishing and unusual abilities, all beamed in from their home through nine “windows,” which are giant studio screens.
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NHK Enterprises in Formats Pact with Lineup Industries

***Image***NHK Enterprises has tapped Lineup Industries to provide consultation and sales outside of Asia for its format slate.

The first formats to headline the new partnership are The Late Night Show with Nitty & Gritty, 72 Hours and Chiko’s Challenge. Going into its fifth season on NHK, The Late Night Show with Nitty & Gritty celebrates the underground and little-known-but-rumored ways of life through a candid talk show using puppets. 72 Hours is a documentary format that captures the real stories of ordinary people who come and go at a specific location during a three-day period. Chiko’s Challenge is a co-viewing comedy show that challenges celebrities with child-like questions, which are often surprisingly difficult to answer.
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ID to Debut O.J. & Nicole: An American Tragedy

Investigation Discovery is set to premiere O.J. & Nicole: An American Tragedy in commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the verdict in the “Trial of the Century.”

In the two-hour documentary, ID will rewrite this infamous story with a new perspective, with firsthand accounts from Nicole Brown Simpson’s family members and friends as they reveal her most intimate thoughts from her own diary. O.J. & Nicole: An American Tragedy premieres on ID on October 5.
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Red Arrow Studios International Reveals Unscripted Slate

From Left/Right and The New York Times, the team behind the acclaimed factual series The Weekly, comes The Weekly: Special Edition, which Red Arrow Studios International is offering to the marketplace.

The documentary collection features reporting from award-winning journalists, who explore investigations and character-driven stories.
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Spotlight: Albatross World Sales

Climate change’s effects on the Russian Arctic are explored in the Albatross World Sales highlight On Thin Ice.

Grizzly Encounters gets up close to grizzly bears, showing their gruesome and sometimes quirky life from a bear’s point of view. “We realize that in many ways they are just like us with their different personalities and that life as a bear revolves around similar essentials as our own,” says Anne Olzmann, managing director.
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Now Screening: TV Real In-Demand

The TV Real In-Demand event room on features video clips from highlighted factual series.

New From WorldScreenings


Beyond Rights – Pooch Perfect

***Video***(Ent./competition, 8x60 min. & format) Rebel Wilson hosts this prime-time series featuring professional pet stylists competing in a series of “pawsome” themed challenges to create epic “transfurmations” of family pets.
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GRB Studios – Living by Design

***Video***(Lifestyle, 32x30 min.) Brother and sister duo Jake and Jazz Smollett transform living, work and play spaces from drab to fab.
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Insight TV – Epic Exploring: Going Local

***Video***(Fact-ent., 20x22 min.) YouTubers Josh (4 million subscribers) and Cody hook up with a local from a major city to show them their favorite places and best urbex-worthy locations.
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Escapade Media – Crash Test World

***Video***(Factual, 6x30 min.) Starring Kari Byron, this series is all about dropping in and testing out a culture to see how it works while Kari asks the important questions of our time.
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Terra Mater Factual Studios – The Alps

***Video***(Nature, 2x50 min.) The Alps, perceived as a world apart, where time stands still. Astonishing nature and wildlife in mesmerizing images: this series tells a dramatic story of survival in an ever-changing world.
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