TORONTO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The infamous “Golden State Killer” profiled in KEW DISTRIBUTION’s (“KEW MEDIA”, “KEW” or the “Company”) (TSX:KEW and KEW.WT) true crime show Unmasking A Killer (5 x 60) was identified, arrested and charged last week after a decades-long investigation that had mystified detectives, journalists, and the community. 72-year-old Joseph James DeAngelo, a former police officer, has been identified as responsible for a string of 12 murders and 51 attacks in Southern California in the 1970s and 80s.
Unmasking A Killer takes an in-depth look at the manhunt, alongside patterns, escape methods and mind games of the “Golden State Killer.” Interviews with investigators, law enforcement and victims, who have never spoken out publicly, offer information to help solve the mystery of a man who had, until now, managed to successfully fly under the radar for decades.
KEW recently sold Unmasking A Killer to UK pay-TV channel Sky in the UK after the show originally aired on HLN, a CNN Worldwide network in U.S. Jonathan Ford, Executive Vice President of Sales, Distribution at KEW said bidding in the UK for the series was “very competitive” and Sky was “quick to take the show off the market”. “We’re experiencing similar levels of interest in other key territories and have several other deals at contract stage. We’ve certainly seen a surge in enquiries since the arrest, the timing has been quite astonishing since the hunt for the killer has been in progress for 44 years,” he adds.
Golden State Killer: Unmasked premieres on SKY Living in the UK today, May 4th.
HLN features live coverage of national, regional, lifestyle, and entertainment stories in a fast-paced approachable tone with expert-led, personality driven hosts by day. The network presents a combination of live and unscripted programming dedicated to true crime, mysteries and investigations by night. HLN is a CNN Worldwide network reaching more than 100 million households in the U.S. CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. a Time Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information.
About KEW MEDIA GROUP INC.
KEW MEDIA GROUP is a leading publicly-listed content company that produces and distributes multi-genre content worldwide. Companies included in the KEW family are the production companies: Architect Films, Awesome Media & Entertainment, Bristow Global Media, Campfire Film & Television, Collins Avenue Productions, Frantic Films, Jigsaw Productions, Media Headquarters, Our House Media, Sienna Films and Spirit Digital Media; and the distribution companies: Content Media Corporation (now re-branded KEW MEDIA) and TCB Media Rights.
With primary offices in London, Los Angeles, New York and Toronto, the KEW MEDIA GROUP companies develop, produce and distribute more than 1,000 hours of content every year, as well as distribute a library of more than 10,000 hours, to almost every available viewing platform internationally. KEW aspires to offer great content from all over the world to viewers of all ages and tastes. The company promotes transparency, equality, respect, and inclusiveness and plans to grow with the benefit of people from a wide range of perspectives and backgrounds.
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