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PBS closes HIV doc presales pre-market

The Bloody TruthPBS International has presold HIV origins doc The Bloody Truth ahead of its debut at MIPCOM and of World AIDS Day on December 1.

TVI in Portugal, MBN in the Middle East, NRK in Norway and UR in Sweden have all acquired the doc, which travels into the hospitals and primeval forests of Africa to search for the origins of the HIV virus.

Further deals are expected to close in Cannes.

“Understanding the origins of HIV could provide crucial clues to help in the battle against it,” said Tom Koch, VP of PBSI, which a joint venture between PBS Distribution and WGBH. “The Bloody Truth is an incredible science documentary and we look forward to presenting it to more of our buyers at MIPCOM.”