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Extra: Love Nature goes to New Zealand; “Game of Clones” heads to Germany

Love Nature launches in New Zealand Blue Ant Media has launched its natural history streaming video service Love Nature on Vodafone TV in New Zealand. Kiwi subscribers to Vodafone TV’s services will ...
December 5, 2017

Love Nature launches in New Zealand

Blue Ant Media has launched its natural history streaming video service Love Nature on Vodafone TV in New Zealand.

Kiwi subscribers to Vodafone TV’s services will now have access to Love Nature’s premium natural history SVOD service.

Viewers in this region will have exclusive access to the nature brand’s library of programming, including Oscar-nominated IMAX feature film Alaska: Spirit of the Wild (1998; pictured), which examines the Alaskan wilderness throughout the year as told by Charlton Heston; and the Meryl Streep-narrated The Living Sea (1995), which examines the world’s oceans and their importance to Earth.

Love Nature produces more than 200 hours of content annually and is a joint venture between Blue Ant Media and Smithsonian Networks. Streaming in more than 65 countries and available via linear television in Canada and Singapore, Love Nature recently extended its partnership with British indie Plimsoll Productions to develop a second 50-hour natural history project ‘Camp Sri Lanka.’

Game of Clones heads to Germany

Germany’s RTL II has licensed reality dating show format Game of Clones from David Flynn and Lucas Church‘s London-based indie Youngest Media.

Munich-headquartered Constantin Entertainment will produce an initial four-episode run of the series, which will feature a celebrity element. Game of Clones is slated to broadcast throughout the region in early 2018.

Distributed by The Story Lab, Game of Clones gives singles access to avatar-building technology to virtually create their perfect partner, from hair color to body shape and how they dress. Once complete, the show’s dating database scours the country to find 10 real suitors who fit the bill. They will then enter into a house together with the original participant.

The series follows the singleton as they live with their 10 “perfect dates” while providing them with challenges designed to reveal their true characters. Those who don’t live up to the challenge are eliminated.

Launched in February 2016, Youngest Media delivers content across the television, video and digital landscapes.

Gusto Worldwide Media opens corporate headquarters

Canadian producer-distributor Gusto Worldwide Media has launched a bleeding-edge studio, post-production facility and headquarters in Canada’s capital city.

Located in Ottawa, the 13,000-square-ft. office will see hundreds of hours of programming produced, and serves as part of Gusto’s ongoing strategy to expand its global footprint.

Production is underway for multiple series as part of Gusto’s partnership with Canadian media conglomerate Bell Media.

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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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