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Sky Vision sends “Nile,” “Xtreme Endurance” abroad

The international distributor has secured a raft of global sales for the adventure series Walking the Nile (pictured) and Xtreme Endurance.
March 6, 2015

Distributor Sky Vision has secured a raft of global sales for the adventure series Walking the Nile (pictured) and Xtreme Endurance.

The October Films and GroupM Entertainment-made series Walking the Nile (4 x 60 minutes) – which originally aired on the UK’s Channel 4 – sees explorer Levison Wood take a nine-month walk along the River Nile, and details both the people and wildlife encountered along the way.

The series has been picked up by Australia’s Channel Nine, New Zealand’s Choice TV,  Canada’s Blue Ant Media, The Netherlands’ RTL and Austria’s Servus TV. Additional sales have been made with Germany’s Autentic, Denmark’s DR TV, Hungary’s AMC Networks, Latvian Television and Greece’s Nerit TV.

Elsewhere, Zig Zag Productions and GroupM Entertainment’s Xtreme Endurance (4 x 60 minutes) follows former Welsh rugby player Richard Parks as he takes on various endurance events in preparation for a solo walk to the South Pole. The series has been sold to Blue Ant Media, Choice TV, DR TV, Sweden’s UR, Finland’s YLE, Latvian Television and Nerit TV.

“The global success of both shows is testament to the bravery and determination of Levison and Richard,” said Leona Connell, head of global sales for Sky Vision, in a statement. “We thoroughly enjoyed working with October Films, Zig Zag Productions and GroupM Entertainment to bring these documentaries of epic endurance to the international market.”

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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