Factual trailblazer Impossible Engineering’s bumper 16-part run to air in UK & US
Twofour’s hit science and history brand, Impossible Engineering, will air 16 new episodes on UKTV’s Yesterday channel in the UK as well as Discovery’s Science Channel in the US.
Each episode gives a revelatory account of some of the most jaw-dropping feats of science and technology. The historic trailblazers who designed new building techniques, took risks on untested materials and revolutionised their field. The Impossible brand now boasts a combination of six seasons, including spin-off Railways, spanning 48 episodes and sales to over 120 territories worldwide.
The UK deal was brokered by Holly Hodges, Head of Sales Operations & VP Sales, North America, UK/Eire, Australia and New Zealand, who says “Its illuminating and accessible subject matter has made it a genuine global hit. Series 5 is our biggest series yet, and we can’t wait for our worldwide audiences to experience the amazing breadth of engineering marvels.”
UKTV’s acquisitions manager Daniel Thomas secured the deal for Yesterday and it will be airing on the channel next year for its exclusive UK premiere.
Twofour Rights will be launching a slate of brand-new formats and finished tapes at MIPCOM this Autumn, which will include format Sink or Swim, which rated highest in its slot all year on Channel 4 during its debut; soon-to-air on BBC Two’s Hairy Bikers’ Route 66, which sees the much-loved pair on their most epic adventure yet; and critically acclaimed series The Secret Teacher, which recently aired on Channel 4.