Saturday, May 31, 2008

Shipwreck coin hunter Odyssey Marine Exploration gets $2 million for Discovery Channel series

Promising deep-sea adventure and battles with the weather and political red tape, Tampa shipwreck exploration company Odyssey Marine has struck a deal for an 11-episode series with the Discovery Channel.

JWM Productions, the producer of the Discovery Channel show, has agreed to pay Odyssey $2-million for exclusive filming rights for one year, according to filings Tuesday with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The documentary-style show will follow Odyssey explorers not only to the sea floor, but potentially into its courtroom battles with the Spanish government over an estimated $500-million in disputed shipwreck treasure. . . .

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