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‘Event’ goes worldwide

NBC conspiracy thriller stars Jason Ritter

LONDON — NBC conspiracy thriller “The Event” has been licensed to nearly 200 territories outside the U.S. and Canada.

Skein recounts the story of Sean Walker (played by Jason Ritter), an everyman who investigates the disappearance of his would-be fiancee, Leila (played Sarah Roemer), and unwittingly begins to expose a huge cover-up.

European territories that have acquired the show include Belgium (VMMA), Denmark (Viasat), Finland (MTV3), Iceland (365 Media), Ireland (RTE), Italy (Mediaset), the Netherlands (RTL), Norway (Viasat), Poland (ITI Neovision), Russia (TV3), Spain (Turner Entertainment Networks), Sweden (SVT) and the U.K. (Channel 4).

Across the rest of the world, there were deals for the Philippines (Solar Ent.), New Zealand (TV3), Latin America (Universal Networks Intl.), the Middle East (Orbit Showtime Network), Africa (MNET), Asia (Universal Networks Intl.) and Australia (Seven Network).