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News brief: UKTV buys Crusoe, Pinocchio

British multichannel operator UKTV has bought three scripted series from UK-based distributor Power.

Scripps Networks International- and BBC Worldwide-owned UKTV has acquired the 13x60mins Crusoe, 2x120mins Pinocchio and 1x120mins A Bear Named Winnie (pictured).

“We are pleased that there continues to be an appetite for these one of a kind classics, not only in the UK but around the globe,” said Power CEO Susan Waddell.