NGCI secures rights to “China From Above”

National Geographic Channel International (NGCI) has acquired the rights to the two-part doc China From Above.
June 4, 2015

National Geographic Channels International (NGCI) has acquired the rights to the two-part doc China From Above.

Set to bow across National Geographic Channel in July, the two-part, hour-long series will capture China from above as cameras catalog the country’s assorted landscapes, extreme weather, massive cities and sprawling infrastructure.

China From Above will ascend over the country’s rivers, deserts, mountain ranges and valleys to detail how the Chinese have managed to cultivate a landscape of stark contrasts to their needs. The series will also expose the nation’s attempts to counter the impacts of its rapid industrialization through the use of sustainable technologies.

China From Above is exec produced by Donovan Chan and Andrew Holland for Beach House Pictures. Additional production partners include China Intercontinental Communication Center and German-based Norddeutscher Rundfunk.

“Much more than a gorgeous moving artwork, this is an epic story about the amazing diversity, remarkable history and the astonishing transformation China has gone through from ancient to modern times,” said Hamish Mykura, executive VP and head of international content for NGCI, in a statement. “Taking a bird’s-eye view, this awe-inspiring expedition reveals China from a fresh perspective that complements National Geographic’s legacy of exploration.”

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