VT4 welcomes The Virtual Magician
VT4 in Belgium has acquired the rights to The Virtual Magician.

(New York/USA – December 2003) – SBS Broadcasting backed VT4 in Belgium has acquired the rights to Newmagic Communications, Inc.’s The Virtual Magician for their thriving Flemish-speaking cable channel. The series will premiere in prime time on January 5, 2004 and will have its first run on a weekly basis for all 6 completed episodes of Season 1. “With 6 completed episodes for Season 1 ready for delivery and an air date on yet another top European station, we see the opportunity for the series to spread into other markets in the region and beyond, “ says Wil Master, President of Distribution. Additional distribution deals include: Sky One in the UK, Discovery Channel in Germany (Pay-TV), STAR-TV for Pan-Asia (36 countries), second windows to terrestrial broadcasters ATV in Hong Kong and Channel 5 in Singapore, Televisa in Mexico and YLE in Finland. Newmagic will continue its distribution efforts and will announce a new partnership prior to NATPE in January where it will More on VT4: VT4 represents about 2.3 Million households or 60% of the total population of Belgium. Content is provided by major studios such as Columbia Tristar, Disney, Dreamworks, Paramount and Universal and their programming includes The Simpsons, South Park and Friends. More on SBS: SBS has the second largest European broadcasting footprint reaching 140 million people in 9 markets served. In Television, since its inception in 1990 in Scandinavia, SBS owns interests in 10 top tier TV stations in 7 countries including TV Norge (Norway), Kanal 5 (Sweden), TV 1 and 2 (Denmark), SBS6, Net5 and V8 (Netherlands), Prima TV (Romania) and TV2 (Hungary). More on Newmagic: Newmagic Communications, Inc. is a New York based television and multi-media production company specializing in high-end visual effects and television programming. Other core competencies are high-end creative production services and live entertainment events for Fortune 100 companies. Based in New York City with representatives in Las Vegas, Zurich, Berlin, Paris and Tokyo, Newmagic is truly a global entertainment company. World-class illusionist Marco Tempest is “The Virtual Magician,” a futuristic iconoclast on a mission to re-discover the mysterious origins, beauty and time-honored craft of magic. In each of the half-hour episodes, he will take audiences on a graphical journey through his “virtual archive” of legends and mysteries, then into the real world complete with live street performances, guest appearances and secrets revealed.
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