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Showtime will Stop at Nothing for Lance Armstrong doc

Stop-at-Nothing---The-Lance-Armstrong-Story-from-ABC-CommercialShowtime has acquired Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story, the one-off doc about the disgraced cyclist.

The US premium cabler will show the film in a 9pm slot on Friday, November 9.

The investigative doc is made by Searching for Sugar Man producer Passion Pictures and has new details about how Armstrong doped through many of his cycling victories, with interviews with former friends.

ABC Commercial, the sales arm of Australian pubcaster ABC, distributes Stop at Nothing: The Lance Armstrong Story and struck the Showtime deal. It has already sold it to buyers including Netflix and the BBC in the UK.

“This fascinating film has resonated with audiences wherever it’s been broadcast and it will be great for US audiences to experience the story in detail, including the revelations it contains.” said Sharon Ramsay-Luck, head of sales and business development, ABC Commercial.

The distributor said it has also cut several other new deals for the doc, with SVT in Sweden, DR in Denmark, VPRO in the Netherlands, NRK in Norway and RTE in Ireland among the European buyers.

HBO Europe has taken pan-CEE rights and in Latin America, DirecTV has taken pan-regional rights for its pay TV service.