30 JUN 2020

EARTH TOUCH TAKES 170 HOURS OF WILDLIFE CONTENT ON GLOBAL SAFARI

Wildlife and factual entertainment producer and distributor Earth Touch has secured a wave of new international sales and package deals across its slate of blue-chip wildlife titles.

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“Oceanic Whitetip – The Shipwreck Shark”

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Wildlife and factual entertainment producer and distributor Earth Touch has secured a wave of new international sales and package deals across its slate of blue-chip wildlife titles. International broadcasters and platforms including TVE (Spain), Kanal 7 (Turkey), CCTV (China), RCS (Romania and Hungary), Viasat World (Baltics, CEE, Russia & CIS and Scandinavia), SABC (South Africa), RTV Indonesia and AVOD platform Little Dot Studios have picked up a total of 170 hours of Earth Touch’s wildlife content through package deal agreements.

Earth Touch has also inked new global sales for the wildlife series “Epic Earth” (24x26’), produced by Earth Touch and filmed worldwide over 36 months, which has sold to international broadcasters including Discovery Asia, RTP (Portugal), EBS (South Korea), VTV (Vietnam), i-CABLE (Hong Kong), U7 (Russia), and Longturn (Taiwan).

The Earth Touch and Smithsonian Channel produced feature “Dung Mafia” (1x50’), exploring the fierce rivalries and complex interactions of dung beetles on the African Savannah, has been picked up by RTBF (Belgium), Servus TV (Austria), SVT (Sweden), CCTV (China), VTV (Vietnam) and TrueVision (Thailand).

Moreover, Earth Touch, Oscura Productions and Smithsonian Channel’s big-budget special “Migrating to Mexico” (1x50’) in association with ORF/Universum, which uncovers one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, has been sold to TVE (Spain), KBS (Korea), YLE (Finland), ARTE (France), SVT (Sweden), TrueVision (Thailand), and RTV (Indonesia).

Additionally, Japan’s NHK has acquired Earth Touch and Smithsonian Channel’s “Oceanic Whitetip – The Shipwreck Shark” (1x50’) for its prestigious primetime “Darwin has Come” slot, and the documentary has also sold to international broadcaster Viasat World for Viasat Nature across Baltics, CEE, Russia & CIS and Scandinavia.

“Despite the current challenges our industry is facing, we are fortunate to have seen a surge of interest in our wildlife catalogue over the last couple of months. Our robust slate of natural history titles, which spans both features and series, offers effective and flexible solutions for broadcasters who may currently be looking for easy-to-schedule programming. Wildlife programming provides engaging viewing for the whole family,”  commented Chris Fletcher, Director of Sales and Programming at Earth Touch.

Our robust slate of natural history titles offers effective and flexible solutions for broadcasters who may currently be looking for easy-to-schedule programming” Chris Fletcher Director of Sales and Programming at Earth Touch