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Discovery International goes for “Wildest Africa”

Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off the Fence has sold its Wildest Africa series (pictured) to TVC de Cataluna in Spain, Korea's KBS and Discovery International for its global networks, excluding the U.S.
October 12, 2011

Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off the Fence (OTF) has sold its Wildest Africa series (pictured) to TVC de Cataluna in Spain, Korea’s KBS and Discovery International for its global networks, excluding the U.S.

The 13-part, one-hour series takes a look at the African continent’s ecosystems and natural wonders – from Mount Kilimanjaro to the island of Madagascar – using new science and addressing cultural and wildlife issues. The OTF production also addresses the environmental issues that Africa faces.

OTF retains all rights to the series outside of the Discovery broadcast, including U.S. rights. Wildest Africa was produced in association with Wind Dancer Films and Africa HD, in association with UKTV, Oasis HD and Arte. The principal cinematographer and series director was Richard Kirby, and the series is produced by OTF Production’s MD Allison Bean.

Bean said: “Filming Wildest Africa was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and allowed us to unveil some of Africa’s most beautiful locations and wildlife. The series offers viewers the unique opportunity to take a dramatic journey through this extraordinary continent.”

About The Author
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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