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Sky Vision takes Tern TV’s “Big Fish Man” for world

Sky Vision, the international distribution arm for BSkyB, has acquired global distribution rights for UK indie Tern TV's 6 x 60-minute series Big Fish Man (pictured).
September 18, 2014

Sky Vision, the international distribution arm for BSkyB, has acquired global distribution rights for UK indie Tern TV’s 6 x 60-minute series Big Fish Man (pictured).

The Ambition Films- and Tern TV-produced series – originally made for Animal Planet and Czech TV – follows the Czech Republic-born, world record-holding fisherman Jakub Vágner as he tries to locate the world’s biggest freshwater fish.

The adventurer travels to locations such as the Czech Republic and the Congo to catch monster fish, and must survive on the hunting and foraging skills he’s mastered over 20 years of fishing trips.

“We are looking forward to working with Sky Vision to bring Jakub’s incredible fishing skills to a global audience,” said David Harrison, series editor for Tern TV, in a statement.

“This is fishing with a difference: part extreme fishing and part extreme survival,” he added. “It’s fishing like you have never seen before, and in the case of some of the catches, never filmed before.”

Leona Connell, head of global sales for Sky Vision, added: “The combination of travel to remote locations in countries such as Ecuador, Mongolia and Tanzania, adventure, extreme fishing and the jaw-dropping skills and wonderful personality of Jakub Vágner lend this series true global appeal. We look forward to working with Tern TV on what I’m sure will be a very successful series.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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