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The Great Courses Studios appoints West One International

March 25, 2024

Factual content producer, The Great Courses Studios (TGCS) has appointed UK based distributor, West One International, to distribute its library of compelling programming globally.

The agreement sees West One picking up worldwide (ex. North America) television broadcast rights to TGCS’ premier factual content, with select titles making their debut at MIPTV 2024.

Brand new programmes launching at MIPTV include: ‘Reversing the Climate Disaster’, a feature-length documentary inspired by Bill Gates’ best-selling book “How to avoid a climate disaster – The solutions we have and the breakthroughs we need”, ‘Rome: Rise of Empire’, ‘True Crime: Killer Cases’ and ‘The Life of Jesus: History Revealed’.

The Great Courses Studios was founded in 2024 as part of the global expansion of the hugely successful ‘The Great Courses’ brand, the leading factual educational streaming company in the US, which was founded in 1990.

Commenting on today’s announcement, Paul Suijk, President and CEO of The Great Courses Studios, said: “We are delighted to have appointed West One International to distribute our programming around the world. West One International shares our vision and immediately recognised the enormous international expansion potential of our library of programming. We look forward to working with Carl Hall and his team and to meeting broadcasters and other partners as we launch a brand-new slate of titles at our very first MIPTV.’

Carl Hall, Managing Director, West One International, added: “We are excited to be working with The Great Courses Studios as we assist them in expanding into the international marketplace. Their original, high-quality, in-depth content offers huge opportunities for broadcasters around the globe who are seeking engaging and intelligent factual programming to serve an increasingly discerning audience. We very much look forward to working with them and to introducing them to broadcasters in Cannes.”

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