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Sales round-up: Terra Mater, Armoza Formats

Terra Mater Factual Studios The Vienna-based producer-distributor has secured a raft of deals with international broadcasters from across France, Spain, Italy, China, Mexico and the U.S. The award-winning David Attenborough’s Light on ...
October 27, 2016

Terra Mater Factual Studios

The Vienna-based producer-distributor has secured a raft of deals with international broadcasters from across France, Spain, Italy, China, Mexico and the U.S.

The award-winning David Attenborough’s Light on Earth (pictured) has been sent to Spain’s RTVE, France 5, Taiwan’s PTS and Chinese channel CCTV10. The film follows the renowned naturalist and a team of scientists as they explore the world of bioluminescence produced by glow worms, fireflies and luminous plankton.

Three-part science docuseries Wild Weather with Richard Hammond, meanwhile, has been acquired by Poland’s MetroTV and China’s CCTV10. The series features The Grand Tour host experiencing the wildest of weather phenomena.

Mexico’s Canal Once picked up Brazil: A Natural History while Iran’s IRIB took a variety of Terra Mater productions.

A number of unnamed networks have also secured presales for Badlands, The Leopard Rocks, Nature’s Greatest Talents and Okavango: Thread of Life.

Finally, the Austrian studio penned further investment in copros with Nat Geo Wild to create three-part natural history series Wild Tanzania, Wild Uganda and Namibia: Sanctuary of Giants.

Caracol Internacional

The Colombian distribution arm of Caracol TV has inked a deal with Los Angeles-based indie Propagate Content to produce a localized adaptation of On Another Level for the North American territory.

The shiny floor musical format, which originally debuted across Caracol Television in March, sees singers proving their talents to a panel of judges through a performance in the genre of their preference.

Armoza Formats

Belgian Flemish commercial broadcaster VTMhas recommissioned two new seasons of the acclaimed docureality series Local Heroes from the Israeli producer-distributor.

Produced by Geronimo, the third and fourth seasons have now entered into the production stage with an altered title: Local Heroes: 911 Air Rescue. The hour-long series is slated to follow Belgian helicopter emergency medical services in the forthcoming seasons.

The medical rescue format has already been acquired for German broadcaster ARD for its WDR channel, and in the Netherlands. Austria’s ProSiebenSat.1 also licensed the Belgian ready-made series for PULS 4.

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Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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