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CCTV acquires 'Murdoch Mysteries'

To air Canadian drama in int'l block, 'Everyday Jiayi'

TORONTO -- Chinese broadcaster CCTV has acquired “Murdoch Mysteries” from Canadian producer Shaftesbury Films.
 
The state-owned broadcaster acquired the Canadian drama series for its CCTV-8 service, reaching into 200 million homes.
 
The first two seasons of the series set in 1890’s Toronto will be dubbed into Mandarin to air in an international drama programming block, “Everyday Jiayi.”
 
Murdoch Mysteries airs on Citytv in Canada and UKTV’s Alibi, and has been sold into 100 territories worldwide by ITV Studios Global Entertainment, which shops the drama outside of Canada and Britain.