Munich-based SevenOne International sells the science magazine format Galileo to Shanghai DocuTV

13 May 2011 20 h 32 min 6 comments

Munich-based SevenOne International has sold the science magazine format Galileo to a Chinese free-TV network and 14 other local stations.

Shanghai DocuTV and the other local stations will begin broadcasting the ‘sciencetainment’ format on May 14.

The half-hour magazine will be airing every Saturday and Sunday evening at 5:25 p.m.

The Chinese version of “Galileo” will be produced by Jie Lin/Legendary Units.

Said Yan He, Regional Sales Director at SevenOne International: “Knowledge is fun if you explain it the right way. ‘Galileo’ is the best evidence of that: the magazine has been a hit in Germany for 13 years now and is an international bestseller. We wish our Chinese partners every success.”

Debuting in 1998, ‘Galileo’ is a first rate sciencetainment program that explains common, technical and scientific phenomena in an exciting, entertaining and understandable way. The programme was originally commissioned and broadcasted by the private national german TV station Pro 7, part of the group Pro7Sat1.

SevenOne International has already sold the series to another Chinese broadcaster, CCTV (in July 2006), as well as into Norway, Denmark, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, Spain, France, Thailand and Israel. ‘Galileo’ is adapted locally in numerous countries, including Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Poland, Ukraine, Romania, Russia, Spain, France, Thailand and Israel.

SevenOne International
SevenOne International is the worldwide programming distribution house of ProSiebenSat.1 Group’s Red Arrow Entertainment Group. Red Arrow combines a dynamic and growing group of international television production companies with powerful creative partnerships, alongside SevenOne International.

The ProSiebenSat.1 Group is the second-largest broadcasting group in Europe, reaching more than 78 million TV households. SevenOne International offers an extensive portfolio of TV events, TV movies, telenovelas, prime-time and mini-series as well as magazines and entertainment formats. In addition, SevenOne International markets and co-finances the programs of third-party producers. The company’s headquarter is located in Munich/ Unterföhring.

SOURCES: SevenOne International, C21 Media, ttvmedianews.com  (12/05/2011)

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