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Off the Fence sends “Asia’s Monarchies” abroad

Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off the Fence has penned deals for sales amounting to more than 650 hours of programming with broadcasters in Europe and the U.S., for titles including Asia's Monarchies (pictured).
March 5, 2012

Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off the Fence (OTF) has penned deals for sales amounting to more than 650 hours of programming with broadcasters in Europe and the U.S., for titles including Asia’s Monarchies (pictured).

In Romania, Directone has acquired a package of nature, travel and science content for its VoD service totaling close to 400 hours. Titles include Aerial America (22 x 47-minutes), Deep Wreck Mysteries (5 x 50-minutes), Asia’s Monarchies (5 x 52-minutes) and Earth Diaries (10 x 30-minutes).

Elsewhere, Food Network has acquired a collection of cake-related content. The UK and Ireland channels will air Staten Island Cakes (8 x 60-minutes), which follows the adventures of the owner of one of Staten Island’s premier bakeries.

In addition, the channels have also picked up the first two series of Amazing Wedding Cakes (20 x 60-minutes), which will air alongside Charley’s Cake Angels (13 x 30-minutes), which promises “a visual feast of fantastical cakes.”

In Poland, Canal+ has acquired two lifestyle series: How the Best Is Done (6 x 60-minutes), which takes a look at what premium brands; and the first two seasons of Amazing Wedding Cakes (20 x 60-minutes).

In Croatia meanwhile, broadcaster HRT has taken Aerial America (18 x 60-minutes), an HD series which takes viewers on an aerial flight across the U.S.

Finally, Alhurra – a U.S.-based Arabic-language satellite TV channel – has bought Quest (38 x 30-minutes), a series shedding light on cutting-edge scientific discoveries in technology, science and the environment; and Superfactories (5 x 60-minutes), which reveals the ins and outs of some of the most intriguing production powerhouses of our time.

 

 

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