Anglo-Dutch producer-distributor Off the Fence is partnering with new South East European broadcaster In the Box TV for a content deal that will provide the latter with 3,000 hours of factual programming over two years.
Off the Fence will provide a range of programming across lifestyle, nature and wildlife, history and science and technology strands from its in-house production company and broadcaster and indie partners. It will share about 2,000 hours from its current catalogue up-front, with the remaining 1,000 hours distributed over the course of an 18-month period. The programming will air on some of the 12 new In the Box channels launching September 1.
Off the Fence shows sold to In the Box include WE tv’s Amazing Wedding Cakes, Platinum Weddings (pictured above) and My Fair Wedding; Smithsonian Networks’ History in HD, Aerial America, Aliens Inside Us and Black Wings; and Off the Fence Productions titles Monkey Thieves, Asia’s Monarchies, Extinction Sucks and Stan Lee’s Superhumans.
In The Box will air across Slovenia, Serbia, Macedonia, Croatia, Bosnia and Montenegro, and in summer 2015 it will extend signal-airing through other EU countries. The channels receiving Off the Fence content include Woman, Planet Earth, Home & Design, M.A.N. and Dr. Fit.
The sales were brokered by Mark Dee-Shapland, Off the Fence’s sales manager.
“Off the Fence is a company with a catalogue of global content partnered with a deep knowledge of what local audiences are looking for, and we are always looking for partners in maturing and emerging markets to work with,” said Dee-Shapland in a statement.
“We will be supplying In The Box TV with the diverse range of high-quality programming which Off The Fence has such a strong reputation for, across our blue-chip documentaries, popular factual series and the lifestyle titles that we have from WEtv – among the strongest female content in the market.”