Wildlife And Factual Entertainment Producer And Distributor EARTH TOUCH Takes 170 Hours Of Wildlife Content On Global Safari | The Fan Carpet

Wildlife And Factual Entertainment Producer And Distributor EARTH TOUCH Takes 170 Hours Of Wildlife Content On Global Safari


30 June 2020

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 multi-territory deals for titles including Epic Earth, Dung Mafia, Migrating to Mexico and Oceanic Whitetip – The Shipwreck Shark. 

Broadcasters and platforms on board for package deals include TVE, CCTV, SABC, RTV Indonesia and Little Dot Studios 

Titles including “Dung Mafia”, “Migrating to Mexico” and “Epic Earth” sold in multi-territory deals

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 (24 x 26’), 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 (1 x 50’), 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). Earth Touch, Oscura Productions and Smithsonian Channel’s big-budget special Migrating to Mexico (1 x 50’) in association with ORF/UNIVERSUM, which uncovers one of the most biodiverse countries on the planet, has 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 (1 x 50’) 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.

Chris Fletcher, Earth Touch Director of Sales and Programming, commented “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.”

About Earth Touch
Earth Touch is composed of three affiliated entities: production companies in Durban and Washington DC, and a sales and distribution office in London. Earth Touch is a specialist in factual production and distribution, focusing primarily on wildlife and history documentary and factual entertainment series and films. It has an extensive archive of over 9000 hours of high-quality UHD and HD material, as well a total of 394 hours of blue-chip original programming.

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