17 December 2012 9:22 AM, PST | Deadline TV | See recent Deadline TV news »

Film producer Participant Media is further expanding its TV footprint by launching of its own TV network. Participant has purchased the Documentary Channel, distributed on satcasters DirecTV and Dish, and has entered into an agreement to acquire the distribution assets of emerging cable network Halogen TV from The Inspiration Networks. Participant will combine and rebrand the assets into a TV network targeting millennials that will launch in Summer 2013, reaching an estimated 40+ million subscribers on cable and satellite. The new network will to carry Participant’s brand of socially relevant entertainment with a slate of original and acquired programming catering to adults 18-34. The company’s award-winning films conveying similar message include An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., The Help, Steven Spielberg’s Lincoln and the upcoming Promised Land. This past spring, Participant, founded by Jeff Skoll, made a big entrance into TV by launching a formal TV division and tapping IFC »

- NELLIE ANDREEVA

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