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Off the Fence sells into Germany and France

Anglo-Dutch distribution and production company Off the Fence has sold history specials and science programming, including Rocket Compulsion (pictured), to broadcasters across Germany and France.
November 28, 2011

Anglo-Dutch distribution and production company Off the Fence has sold history specials and science programming, including Rocket Compulsion (pictured), to broadcasters across Germany and France.

Two of Quickfire Media’s one-hour history specials, made in cooperation with ZDF Enterprise, were picked up by ZDF/Arte. Elizabeth I – Killer Queen has new evidence on a murder mystery involving a royal love affair, while doc The Vampire Skeletons features new archaeological finds behind the legend of the vampire.

Red Bull Media House’s Servus TV channel picked up two one-off specials, Ice Man – The Lewis Gordon Pugh Story, on a man who swam a kilometer across Antarctica wearing nothing but Speedos to raise awareness about climate change and the melting ice caps, and Rocket Compulsion, which tells the story of Australian entrepreneur and aviation enthusiast, David Mayman, who aims to build and free-fly his own “Rocket Belt.”

Lastly, OTF has sold 10 hours of science programming to Spiegel TV and Autentic’s Spiegel Wissen channel and four hours of nature and wildlife content to France Télévisions.

Ludo Dufour, sales executive, OTF said: “Germany and France are key territories for OTF and we look forward to securing further deals as we move into 2012.”

 

About The Author
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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