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Channel 4 goes abroad

Int'l arm logs sales to U.S., other territories

LONDON — Channel 4 Intl., the distribution arm of U.K. web Channel 4, announced Friday that it has sold over 30 hours of programming to U.S. broadcasters, including HBO, the Sundance Channel, and Discovery Health.

HBO has snapped up Mentorn Barraclough Carey’s current affairs program “Terror in Moscow,” about the Chechen gunman who seized a theater in the center of Moscow. Doc, which was first broadcast on Channel 4, has attracted widespread interest and has already been sold to ABC (Australia), Arte (France), Telewizja Polska (Poland), VRT (Belgium), TV2 (Denmark) and TV4 (Sweden).

Sundance Channel, meanwhile, picked up three current affairs programs: “Divorce Iranian Style,” from award-winning filmmaker Kim Longinotto, a Women Make Movies production; “Lifting the Veil” from Hardcash productions; and “Abused and Catholic” from 3BM Television.

Other highlights include Discovery Health’s acquisition of Noble Gate’s “The Truth About Sex and the City”; Trio’s purchase of “Girls Alone” from Dual Purpose; and Mentorn Barraclough Carey’s controversial “The Autopsy,” which chonicles Gunther von Hagens’ televised postmortem examination.