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Off the Fence’s “Monkey Thieves” head to Canada

Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off The Fence has sold 80 hours of programming, including titles such as Wildest Africa and Monkey Thieves, to a host of North American networks.
October 19, 2011

Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off The Fence (OTF) has sold 80 hours of programming, including titles such as Wildest Africa and Monkey Thieves, to a host of North American networks.

In Canada, HIFI has acquired a package of wildlife content totalling close to 50 hours, including Wildest Africa (13×60′), the third season of Monkey Thieves (13×30′), and Rocket Compulsion (1×60′).

The broadcaster has also bought a set of Star Wars documentaries from Lucas Film, which features Star Wars Tech, The Star Wars Legacy Revealed and Star Warriors.

Elsewhere, Teletoon has bought Stan Lee’s Superhumans (9×60′). An OTF production hosted by Stan Lee, co-creator of Spiderman and the X-Men, the series joins his search for people with real-life super-powers.

E! Canada, part of the Bell Media group, has acquired lifestyle series Joan and Melissa: Joan Knows Best (18×60′) which follows comedic icon Joan Rivers and her daughter Melissa as they go about their daily lives.

Finally, in the U.S., Fuel TV has bought Storm Surfers (2×60′) which charts the adventures of two Australian surfers as they hunt the biggest waves of the season.

Adam Block, Off The Fence’s senior VP of U.S. and Canada, said: “Our New York office has been hugely successful since it opened two years ago, growing by 25%. We’re realising this growth by expanding our business with existing clients, as well as creating supply lines for new clients.” 

About The Author
Meagan Kashty is an associate editor of realscreen, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Meagan is an award-winning business journalist. Prior to joining the realscreen team, Meagan was online editor of Canadian Grocer, named Magazine of the Year at the 2015 Canadian Business Media Awards. She can be reached at mkashty@brunico.com, and you can follow her on Twitter @MegKashty

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