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Off the Fence inks deals for “Inner Fish,” “Tsunami”

Global producer-distributor Off the Fence has secured a raft of deals for such titles as Your Inner Fish (pictured) and Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave.
May 1, 2015

Global producer-distributor Off the Fence has secured a raft of deals for such titles as Your Inner Fish and Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave.

The Amsterdam-headquartered company has inked a second-window deal with the BBC for the PBS/UKTV series Your Inner Fish (3 x 60 minutes), on the biological connection between humans and the earliest animals; as well as the music documentary Blondie’s New York (1 x 60 minutes); on the production of the band’s third album Parallel Line.

Meanwhile, the documentary Asian Tsunami: The Deadliest Wave (1 x 60 minutes) has been picked up by Channel 4, and E4 has taken the rights to lifestyle series My Fair Wedding (24 x 60 minutes).

Over in Ireland, broadcaster RTE has acquired five hours of programming, including natural history titles Cane Toads: The Conquest (1 x 60 minutes), Ella and the Secret of Shark Rock (1 x 60 minutes), Mahout: The Great Elephant Walk (1 x 60 minutes) and Penguins: The African Chaplin (1 x 60 minutes).

Finally, Off the Fence’s international deals include a raft of sales with PBS America for titles including Air Warriors (3 x 60 minutes), B-2 Stealth at War (1 x 60 minutes), Golden Age of Zeppelins (1 x 30 minutes), Heaven’s Gate (1 x 60 minutes), Fall of Japan (1 x 60 minutes) and United States of Drinking (1 x 60 minutes).

“As our catalog continues to expand across science, wildlife, history, lifestyle and now scripted content, so does our global footprint,” said Mark Dee-Shapland, sales manager for Off the Fence, in a statement. “We look forward to continuing to nurture our relationships with leading broadcasters in the UK and across the globe.”

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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