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Earth-Touch partners with Smithsonian Channel

Smithsonian Channel has acquired North American rights to Earth-Touch's new HD film Gannets - The Wrong Side of the Run. The wildlife documentary specialist Earth-Touch will also team up with Smithsonian Channel to coproduce three more films, Diving with Crocodiles, Pride in Battle and Cheetah - the Super Specialist. In a separate deal, Earth-Touch has also presold Diving with Crocodiles to Arte for France and Germany. The South African-based production company will attend MIPCOM for the first time with seven one-hour docs on its slate.
October 1, 2010

Smithsonian Channel has acquired North American rights to Earth-Touch’s new HD film Gannets – The Wrong Side of the Run. The wildlife documentary specialist Earth-Touch will also team up with Smithsonian Channel to coproduce three more films, Diving with Crocodiles, Pride in Battle and Cheetah – the Super Specialist. In a separate deal, Earth-Touch has also presold Diving with Crocodiles to Arte for France and Germany. The South African-based production company will attend MIPCOM for the first time with seven one-hour docs on its slate.

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