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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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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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