UKTV has boarded Haunting: Australia – an 8 episode paranormal investigation series which was originally commissioned by Australian broadcaster SF back in July. The pre-investment deal between UKTV and Flame Distribution was brokered by Alexandra Finlay UKTV’s Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions, and Fiona Gilroy, Flame Distribution’s Content Sales and Acquisitions Director. The series is scheduled to air on UKTV’s female skewing Really channel in April 2014
Haunting: Australia will bring together an unprecedented collection of the world’s best paranormal investigators who put their unique skills to the test against the most thrilling and frightening haunted locations in Australia. The series features six presenters, renowned for their work in the paranormal field including Ian Lawman (Most Haunted), Robb Demarest and Ray Jorden who search for evidence of the afterlife by using a variety of unusual techniques and equipment, resulting in some of the scariest footage ever to be shown on television. Haunting: Australia is produced by Flame Productions.
“The unpredictable and exhilarating nature of programmes about the paranormal makes them truly compelling”, said Clare Laycock, General Manager of Really. “Haunting: Australia is a bold and cutting-edge new series and I’m thrilled to be bringing it to our viewers who come to Really for their fix of out-of-this-world television.”
UKTV’s Head of Acquisitions and Co-Productions Alexandra Finlay commented: “Series such as Paranormal Witness and Ghost Adventures have been very popular on the channel, so this exciting UK premiere is the perfect addition to Really’s portfolio of paranormal programming.”
While Flame Distribution’s Fiona Gilroy added, “Flame is delighted that Really has come on board with this project – the channel offers the perfect UK home for the series which brings together leading paranormal investigators from around the world”