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Attenborough’s “Conquest” heads to Europe

London-based factual producer Atlantic Productions has secured a raft of European sales for the three-part docuseries David Attenborough's Conquest of the Skies (pictured).
February 24, 2015

London-based factual producer Atlantic Productions has secured a raft of European sales for the three-part docuseries David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies (pictured).

The series has been sold to Norwegian broadcaster NRK, Sweden’s SVT and Sky Italia, while the UK’s Go Entertain has taken home entertainment rights.

As previously reported, ABC Australia and New Zealand’s TVNZ has also acquired Conquest of the Skies.

The 3 x 60-minute series uses high-speed cameras and advanced CGI to show the evolutionary path from insects to flying creatures. Also used is aerial filming with drones, which reveals the techniques birds and mammals use in flight.

David Attenborough’s Conquest of the Skies uses magnificent images to show in the most exciting ways [how] creatures first left the ground and why they’ve developed such an amazing variety of ways to move through the air,” said John Morris, commercial director of Atlantic Productions, in a statement.

“In the fine tradition of David Attenborough’s work, it’s a thrilling and spectacular series for any audience that brings them a totally new way of seeing the natural world,” he added.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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