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Off the Fence closes first 3D deal with Chinese channel

Dutch-Anglo distributor and production company Off the Fence has brokered its first 3D deal and has racked up sales of more than 2,000 hours to broadcasters throughout Asia, including Nature's Babies (pictured)
December 5, 2011

Dutch-Anglo distributor and production company Off the Fence has brokered its first 3D deal and has racked up sales of more than 2,000 hours to broadcasters throughout Asia.

OTF’s first 3D deal is with Chinese company Universal Full Band Media for its upcoming 3D channel set to launch in 2012. The titles in the deal include Hell On Hooves Special and A Park For All Seasons: Gwaii Haanas National Park Reserve.

The company has also sold 20 hours of content including Bad Blood: A Cautionary Tale, The Chile 33 and Nature’s Matchmakers to China International Television Corporation.

Also in China, OTF closed a 50-hour pay-TV deal to Yuan Chun which sees the broadcaster pick up Mutations: Science of Survival, Freeze Me and Grizzly, amongst others.

In Korea, OTF closed a 300-hour pay-TV deal with Nine Planners, with titles including Treasure Divers, The Endless Knot, North Face Expedition and Inside Extraordinary Humans.

Meanwhile, Taiwan’s EYETV picked up a 60-hour IPTV package for titles including Walking the World, World Class and Inside Luxury Travel, while Cai Chang has ordered 500 episodes from CCTV Animation.

OTF has also sold non-fiction programming to two of China’s new media platforms. DDDream Management Consulting has picked up 1,100 hours including African River Goddess, Loose at the Zoo and Buddha’s Giants; while JY Entertainment acquired 200 hours, including Nature’s Babies (pictured), Carrier at War, Extraordinary Hoarders and Division Street.

“Since opening our office in Singapore in 2007, OTF has thrived in response to the growth in the Asian media sector,” said Fiona Chu, sales manager at OTF’s Asia office in Singapore, who brokered the deals. “The launch of pay-TV and new media platforms have begun a new era of distribution, with varied content package deals delivering significant revenue for content owners.”

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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