Release Date: 4/8/2013
Turner Serve Up New Bourdain and Spurlock Series at MIPTV 2013 CANNES (8 April, 2013) – Turner International Asia Pacific’s syndication arm, Turner Content Solutions, has secured the rights to distribute two new documentary series from CNN, Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown, and Morgan Spurlock's Inside Man.
Lifestyle series Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown (16 x 60’- season 1 & 2) is hosted by the globally-acclaimed chef and TV personality. The series follows the Emmy Award winning world-traveller Bourdain as he takes viewers on a global trip, celebrating diverse cultures by exploring their cuisine and dining rituals. His acerbic wit, intellectual curiosity and candour make him an entertaining host, as he leads the expedition off the beaten path, even venturing into war-torn parts of the world. Along the way he meets colourful locals, occasionally communing with other internationally lauded chefs in places such as Libya, Columbia, Myanmar, Peru and the Congo.
Inside Man (8 x 60’) demonstrates that you can't ever truly understand something from the outside, leading Morgan Spurlock to immerse himself in diverse cultures, in a series that explores some of the 'hot button' topics of our age. With an award-winning reputation for putting himself at the centre of the story – no matter what the risk to his personal safety or health – Morgan Spurlock is the ideal host, using his journalistic nous he connects with the people behind the headlines to get to the human heart of the story. Be it the harsh reality of living through the global recession, how guns have become such a divisive subject for so many, or new thinking around controversial medical topics such as caring for our aging populations, or the use of marijuana to ease chronic pain of the seriously ill, the star of Super Size Me is taking his unique style of storytelling to the next level.
Grace Chan, Executive Director, Syndication, Turner International Asia Pacific commented, "We are really excited to be representing these fantastic new CNN series in Asia Pacific. The original content that these two award-winning hosts present will enhance our lifestyle and factual portfolio from our catalogue, and will have both audiences absorbed and buyers enthralled. Some buyers have already expressed interest in them and we are expecting more to come this week at MIPTV."
About Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown
(16 x 60’ – seasons 1 & 2)
As he explores, he seeks out memorable personalities, and the places that help define the International cultural landscape. For Tony, food is always the entry point. In the world of a cook, an understanding and appreciation of how others eat is akin to discovering secret societies and cryptic subcultures. Through the series Tony tackles new and more challenging locations: travelling to post-war Libya, goes farther off the beaten path in Myanmar, explores Punjab and the Tangier of Burrows and Bowles, as well as taking a unique perspective on Los Angeles, Tokyo, Spain and Copenhagen. And as he has always done, Tony brings an intellectual curiosity, empathy, wit and a boundless appetite to every location he visits.
About Morgan Spurlock's Inside Man
(8 x 60’)
You can't ever truly understand something from the outside, that's why Morgan Spurlock goes inside; immersing himself in the cultures that make up this country and exploring the most pressing issues of the day. Morgan Spurlock is the Inside Man. With an award-winning reputation for putting himself at the centre of the story – with no regard for the risk to his personal safety or health - Morgan Spurlock is the perfect host, exploring some of the 'hot button' topics of our age. By using his journalistic talents, Spurlock connects with the people behind the headlines to get to the human heart of the story - be it the harsh day-to-day reality of living through the global recession, how guns have become such a divisive subject for so many, or new thinking around controversial medical topics like how we care for our aging populations in the west and the use of marijuana to ease chronic pain amongst patients with cancer, MS and other serious illnesses. The star of Super Size Me is taking his unique style of storytelling to the next level.
About Turner Content Solutions Asia Pacific
Turner Content Solutions Asia Pacific is the syndication sales division of Turner Broadcasting System Asia Pacific, Inc. Drawing from Turner’s expansive multi-genre library, Turner Content Solutions offers content from the world’s leading 24-hour news network CNN International in addition to lifestyle and entertainment programs from Adult Swim, Cartoon Network, Imagine TV, MondoTV, QTV, Tabi and truTV. Turner’s catalogue of syndicated content is available online at www.turnercontentsolutions.com.
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