ITVS Goes Ever More Global

Posted on July 22, 2010
ITVS International’s Global Perspectives Project has welcomed five broadcasters to its growing distribution network, bringing Season One of the series True Stories: Life in the U.S.A. to millions of viewers in Bosnia, Central African Republic, Mozambique, Ecuador, and El Salvador. Beginning this fall, these new television partners will broadcast independent documentaries that reveal the complexity of life in the United States and offer a greater understanding of Americans in all their diversity. To date, 21 countries around the world have licensed the series for broadcast in more than 10 languages — including French, Portuguese, Farsi, Arabic, and Urdu — reaching an estimated 150 million people. The 32-program series was hosted by actors Benicio del Toro in Season One and Danny Glover in Season Two. Launched in 2005 as a major public-private partnership, the Global Perspectives Project created a two-way television exchange that brings documentaries from other nations to U.S. audiences and delivers insightful True Stories documentaries to audiences abroad. Through this model, ITVS connects people by shattering the stereotypes that pervade commercial media.

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