FBR Media Licenses Bench to Bedside™ Television Series to Australian Broadcasting Corporation

Nov 07, 2012, 09:00 ET from Foundation for Biomedical Research

FBR Media reaches agreement with ABC Commercial for worldwide distribution of TV series

WASHINGTON, Nov. 7, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- FBR Media announced today it has reached an agreement with ABC Commercial, a division of the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, for worldwide distribution of the first season of its medical/scientific TV series, Bench to Bedside™. Bench to Bedside™ features real stories of inspirational people and animals living with serious illnesses and incredible biomedical research that could save their lives. Filmed documentary-style, Bench to Bedside™ is about true stories, real diseases and high stakes; where science meets reality TV. The series will air worldwide in 2013.

"We are delighted to partner with ABC for distribution of season one of Bench to Bedside™," said FBR Media executive vice president Paul McKellips. "ABC stands out for its strong reputation for delivering compelling science and medical programming, so it was a natural partner for this series."

Bench to Bedside™ is the only scientific and medical TV series that takes viewers straight inside biomedical research labs to showcase cutting-edge research breakthroughs that could save the lives of millions of people and animals worldwide. For its first season, FBR Media filmed Bench to Bedside™ episodes in partnership with Duke University, University of Notre Dame, The Ara Parseghian Medical Research Foundation, University of Minnesota, Reeve-Irvine Research Center, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Zoo, Christopher and Dana Reeve Foundation, University of Louisville, University of California - Los Angeles, Vanderbilt School of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, National Institutes of Health, UNC Chapel Hill, American Red Cross, Carolina Hurricanes, Pulmonary Hypertension Association, Rhode Island VA Hospital, Children's Hospital Boston, Texas A&M, Rice University and The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory. Its latest episode stars actor Robert David Hall, who plays Dr. Albert Robbins on the Emmy®-nominated CSI: Crime Scene Investigation. To learn more about Bench to Bedside™ visit vimeo.com/fbrmedia or email info@fbrmedia.com.

FBR Media is an award-winning production studio that creates striking digital content across multiple platforms. Its latest TV series, Bench to Bedside, tells inspirational true stories about people and animals living with serious illnesses and the incredible biomedical research that could save their lives. FBR Media is a registered trademark of the Foundation for Biomedical Research.

SOURCE Foundation for Biomedical Research