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JOHANNESBURG, May 28, 2015: A+E Networks? has acquired the exclusive TV rights for Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me, a non-scripted film that follows Golden Globe?-winning actor Idris Elba on a journey of self-discovery afterstarring in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The documentary will air on HISTORY? in Africa later this year.

Directed by BAFTA award-winner Daniel Vernon, the one-hour documentary chronicles the inspiring story behind the creation of Mi Mandela, an album of South African music recorded by the actor in tribute to Nelson Mandela and to his own beloved father, who passed away last year.

Idris Elba said: ?Although difficult at times, Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me was an incredibly fulfilling project and I?m thrilled to bring the film to Africa. HISTORY offers the perfect platform to share this story and I hope viewers enjoy following my journey while producing my album Mi Mandela, a tribute to my father and to Mandela, one of Africa?s ? and the world?s ? most inspirational icons.??

Announcing the acquisition, Rachel Job, Director of Programming for HISTORY at A+E Networks, said: ?We are excited to bring this fantastic new piece of content to Africa. Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me will resonate with our HISTORY viewers, as it brings to life a remarkable personal story combined with the musical culture and history of South Africa.?

The documentary is a Green Door Pictures, Shine North, Woodcut Media, Bob & Co production and it is distributed by Content Media.

Jamie Phillips, Sales Manager at Content Television, added, ?We?re delighted to sign this significant deal for Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad& Me following the debut of the film at MIPTV. Having a globally renowned broadcaster such as A+E Networks on board will be a fantastic starting point in the international success of this inspirational and moving documentary.?

HISTORY is on DStv channel 186 in Africa.
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About A+E Networks? UK
A+E Networks? UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks? and Sky, is a broadcaster representing a portfolio of high-quality, ground-breaking factual and entertainment channels including HISTORY?, HISTORY?HD, Lifetime?, Lifetime? HD, Crime + Investigation?, Crime + Investigation? HD and H2?. A+E Networks? UK launched in November 1995, and has channels available in 90 countries across the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, and is available in more than 85 million homes and in 19 languages.

About HISTORY?
HISTORY? launched in 1995 (originally The History Channel) in the UK. HISTORY is part of the A+E Networks UK? channel portfolio, which also includes H2?, Lifetime? and Crime + Investigation? HISTORY connects with viewers around the world ? reaching over 307 million households worldwide, in over 186 territories and translated into 37 languages. HISTORY? is a factual entertainment channel bursting with characters sharing their stories from the past and present; where limits are pushed to the extreme, negotiations are won and facts discovered.

A+E Networks? Acquires New Idris Elba Documentary
Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me To Air On History? In

Sub-Saharan Africa
JOHANNESBURG, May 28, 2015: A+E Networks? has acquired the exclusive TV rights for Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me, a non-scripted film that follows Golden Globe?-winning actor Idris Elba on a journey of self-discovery afterstarring inMandela: Long Walk to Freedom. The documentary will air on HISTORY? in Africa later this year.

Directed by BAFTA award-winner Daniel Vernon, the one-hour documentary chronicles the inspiring story behind the creation of Mi Mandela, an album of South African music recorded by the actor in tribute to Nelson Mandela and to his own beloved father, who passed away last year.

Idris Elba said: ?Although difficult at times, Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me was an incredibly fulfilling project and I?m thrilled to bring the film to Africa. HISTORY offers the perfect platform to share this story and I hope viewers enjoy following my journey while producing my album Mi Mandela, a tribute to my father and to Mandela, one of Africa?s ? and the world?s ? most inspirational icons.??

Announcing the acquisition, Rachel Job, Director of Programming for HISTORY at A+E Networks, said: ?We are excited to bring this fantastic new piece of content to Africa. Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad & Me will resonate with our HISTORY viewers, as it brings to life a remarkable personal story combined with the musical culture and history of South Africa.?

The documentary is a Green Door Pictures, Shine North, Woodcut Media, Bob & Co production and it is distributed by Content Media.

Jamie Phillips, Sales Manager at Content Television, added, ?We?re delighted to sign this significant deal for Idris Elba: Mandela, My Dad& Me following the debut of the film at MIPTV. Having a globally renowned broadcaster such as A+E Networks on board will be a fantastic starting point in the international success of this inspirational and moving documentary.?

HISTORY is on DStv channel 186 in Africa.
?About A+E Networks? UK
A+E Networks? UK, a joint venture between A+E Networks? and Sky, is a broadcaster representing a portfolio of high-quality, ground-breaking factual and entertainment channels including HISTORY?, HISTORY?HD, Lifetime?, Lifetime? HD, Crime + Investigation?, Crime + Investigation? HD and H2?. A+E Networks? UK launched in November 1995, and has channels available in 90 countries across the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Central & Eastern Europe, Sub-Saharan Africa and the Middle East, and is available in more than 85 million homes and in 19 languages.

About HISTORY?
HISTORY? launched in 1995 (originally The History Channel) in the UK. HISTORY is part of the A+E Networks UK? channel portfolio, which also includes H2?, Lifetime? and Crime + Investigation? HISTORY connects with viewers around the world ? reaching over 307 million households worldwide, in over 186 territories and translated into 37 languages. HISTORY? is a factual entertainment channel bursting with characters sharing their stories from the past and present; where limits are pushed to the extreme, negotiations are won and facts discovered.

Source:MosernGhana

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