Localia snaps up Discovery docus

World Brief

The Discovery Channel has sold broadcast rights to its documentaries to Spanish local TV network Localia.

A one-year volume deal allowing specials to be broadcast throughout 2005, pact includes “Nubia, the Forgotten Kingdom,” “Julius Caesar: Final Act,” “Lost Temple of the Gods” and “Inside the Space Station.”

Piggybacking on the Discovery deal and similar accords with National Geographic and the BBC, Localia will create dedicated program slots for docs at 6:30 p.m. Saturdays and 2:30 p.m. Sundays as it continues its push toward the content and style of a nationwide broadcaster.

Localia is majority-owned by Spanish media conglom Prisa. It operates 78 stations across Spain.

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