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“Panda’s Wild Move,” “Unlikely Leopard” head to Europe

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has sold natural history titles The Unlikely Leopard and Panda's Wild Move (pictured) to broadcasters in Europe.
October 6, 2014

Australian distributor Looking Glass International has sold natural history titles The Unlikely Leopard and Panda’s Wild Move (pictured) to broadcasters in Europe.

Swedish public broadcaster SVT has picked up hour-long wildlife documentary The Unlikely Leopard from 2013 Jackson Hole honorees Dereck and Beverly Joubert.

The Jeremy Irons-narrated  film is produced by Wildlife Films Botswana for National Geographic Channel, and has also been acquired by Indigenous Media on behalf of Spanish network TVE.

SVT has also acquired the science documentaries Connected – How Kevin Bacon Cured Cancer (1 x 60-minute) from Essential Media and Entertainment, and The Long March Into Space (1 x 60-minute) produced by China Intercontinental Communication Center and Discovery Channel Asia.

Meanwhile, French broadcaster the AB Groupe has picked up the travel/lifestyle programs Miracle on Everest (1 x 60-minute) and Solo (1 x 60-minute), produced by Essential Media and Entertainment; and Shattered Ground (1 x 60-minute) produced by Zoot Pictures in association with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation.

AB has also picked up hour-long wildlife documentary Panda’s Wild Move (pictured above), made by Infocus Asia in association with the Media Development Authority of Singapore. The doc looks at Kai Kai and Jia Jia, two of China’s most precious pandas.

Elsewhere, German distribution company OHM:tv has acquired the travel and lifestyle shows Travel Wild (16 x 30-minute) and Land of the Giants (1 x 60-minute); as well as natural history documentary Crater of Life (1 x 60-minute), produced by Below H20 Productions.

Finally, several natural history titles have found a home in Spain with AMC Networks International acquiring Antarctica Dreaming (1 x 90-minute) and Coral Sea Dreaming (1 x 90-minute) from Plankton Productions; as well as Panda’s Wild Move and Trek of the Titans (1 x 60-minute), the latter of which is made by Tell Tale Productions in association with the CBC.

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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