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Earth Touch inks natural history deals across Europe

South African wildlife and factual producer Earth Touch has sold several natural history programs, including Crocodile Labyrinth (pictured), to networks across Europe.
February 28, 2014

South African wildlife and factual producer Earth Touch has sold several natural history programs to channels throughout Europe.

France 5 has picked up Speed Kills (3 x 50 minutes), which is about the high-speed movements of nature’s hunters, as well as A Dog’s Tale (1 x 50 minutes) and Cheetahs of the Deep (1 x 50 minutes).

In Spain, TVE has acquired A Year In the Wild (5 x 43 minutes), Speed Kills, and the shark special Ragged Tooth (1 x 50 minutes).

Germany’s ARD has also picked up A Dog’s Tale and TV Poland has taken eight one-hour specials, including Lost Lagoon, Trouble in Lemurland and Cheetah – Price of Speed.

Viasat has bought eight hours of programming to air in Scandinavia and Eastern Europe, including the shark attack special Mystery of Shark Beach and A Year in the Wild.

Italian broadcaster Rai 2 picked up the predator show Africa’s Deadliest (3 x 50 minutes) as well as Underwater Okavango (1 x 50 minutes) and Crocodile Labyrinth (1 x 50 minutes, pictured above), which is the follow-up to Diving with Crocodiles. Also in Italy, Rai 3 acquired The Beaver Whisperers (1 x 50 minutes).

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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