National Geographic Television International has announced a series of new deals with Asian broadcasters, many of them including programs launched at MIPTV. Korea’s KBS acquired Dam Beavers, a wildlife show from NGT following a North American beaver community; Freaks of the Sea from Shark Bay Films and Mother Warthog and The Last Lioness from Aquavision TV Productions. CCTV China also acquired Freaks of the Sea and The Last Lioness. Meanwhile, RTM in Malaysia took more than 50 hours including Watercolours, produced by Liquid Motion Films; Dangerous Companions and Honeybadgers Raising Hell from Peartree Films; Cheetahs Against the Odds and Elephants of the Kilimanjaro from Nature Conservation Films, Australia; Land of the Parrots from ABC Productions; Vanishing Dragon and Koalas of Kangaroo Island: A Race Against Time from Abyss Productions; Humpbacks: From Fire to Ice from Ocean Planet Images and two titles from Dereck and Beverley Joubert: Relentless Enemies and Eye of the Leopard. RTM also took a number of NGT-produced series including Catastrophe, Mega Bridges, Seed Hunter and The Burning Season. NGTI also sold over 30 science and history hours to Truecorp TV in Thailand including both series of Tower Productions’ When Weather Changed History and some recent productions from NGT, such as Science of Men, Virus Hunters, Stress: Portrait of a Killer and Perfect Child Mummies. Lastly, TVB Hong Kong acquired Kingdom of the Cobra and Machu Picchu Decoded.
- RS West ’18