Discovery unveils raft of programming deals

Euro broadcasters take a combined 200 hours of content

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CANNES -- Discovery unveiled a raft of programming deals Wednesday at MIPCOM with Euro broadcasters for a combined 200 hours of content.

The agreements were negotiated by Discovery Enterprises International, the company's program sales and licensing arm.

Janice Strangward, director of program sales for Discovery Enterprises International, said the deals allow the company to extend its "vast programming library and breadth of nonfiction genres to an even wider European audience." No financial details were available.

In France, an output deal was inked with TF1's free digital terrestrial channels NT1 and TMC to air the latest seasons of "Deadliest Catch" and "Man vs. Wild."

Italy's RTI-Mediaset signed to secure a volume deal for factual shows including "I Was Bitten" and "Untamed and Uncut." These will air on Italia Uno in its "Wild" primetime slot, set to premiere its third season in November.

Spain's La Sexta picked up "Next World" and "Destroyed in Seconds or Prototype This!"

Finally, Greek broadcaster Alpha acquired docu-dramas "Nostradamus" and "Last Mysteries of the Titanic."
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