Discovery adds to Mip TV slate

Titles include 'Flying Wild Alaska,' 'Boomtown'

Discovery Communications has beefed up its international sales catalog by adding more than 600 hours of new releases to its Mip TV slate, managed by Discovery Enterprises Intl.

Slate covers 20,000 hours of TV from its portfolio of U.S. nets.

New titles include “Flying Wild Alaska,” 10 one-hour shows focusing on the family behind Alaska’s largest air taxi and air cargo operation; “Boomtown,” eight one-hour shows weighing the environmental cost of the U.S. oil and gas industries’ exploration of new opportunities on U.S. soil; and “Last American Cowboy,” eight one hours following three ranching families in Montana.

Also featured is “Dancing King: Man in the Mirror,” six one-hour shows providing a behind-the scenes look at Michael Jackson musical “Man in the Mirror”; “Animals Distract Me,” a one-hour doc written and directed by Isabella Rossellini; and “Prophets of Science Fiction,” eight one-hour profiles on the likes of Isaac Asimov, Gene Roddenberry and George Lucas, produced by Ridley Scott.

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