Cheetahs, crocodiles and gannets sell for Earth-Touch

TVE in Spain, Italy's Rai and KBS Korea are among the broadcasters picking up wildlife docs from blue-chip specialist Earth-Touch. (pictured: Gannets - The Wrong Side of the Run)
August 3, 2011

TVE in Spain, Italy’s Rai and KBS Korea are among the broadcasters picking up wildlife docs from blue-chip specialist Earth-Touch.

Both KBS and TVE have acquired a package of titles, including Cheetah – Price of Speed, Pride in Battle, Diving With Crocodiles and Gannets- The Wrong Side of the Run (pictured above). TVE also picked up Leopard – the Ultimate Opportunist.

In Finland, YLE acquired Cheetah – Price of Speed and Gannets, while Rai has picked up Diving With Crocodiles.

Cheetah – Price of Speed tells the story of a young family of cheetahs in the Southern Serengeti and their battle to survive, while Pride in Battle sees two lion brothers ruling a pride in the remote Xakanaka area of Botswana, with 13 new cubs to feed.

In Diving with Crocodiles, the lens is on the Nile crocodile, one of the leading killers of humans in Africa. Cameraman and crocodile expert Brad Bestelink dives into the Okavango Delta to film the crocodiles in their element.

The movement of two massive sardine populations is the focus of Gannets – The Wrong Side of the Run. The sardines originate from the tip of South Africa, and the film documents the effect they have on the food chain of a huge diversity of wildlife, in particular the Cape Gannet.

Lastly, Leopard – The Ultimate Opportunist focuses on a young mother with her first litter of cubs, who is followed over the course of several seasons. The doc gives insight into leopard’s social dynamics.

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.