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Discovery, Off the Fence head for “Wildest Arctic”

The animals of the Taiga forests and Tundra plains are to be the focus of Wildest Arctic (pictured), a series produced by Off the Fence for Discovery Networks Western Europe.
April 16, 2012

The animals of the Taiga forests and Tundra plains will be the focus of Wildest Arctic (pictured), a series produced by Off the Fence (OTF) for Discovery Networks Western Europe.

The 4 x 60-minute series is the latest in the Wildest franchise, which also includes Wildest Africa, produced by OTF, and Wildest India, produced by OTF in association with ZDF/ARTE and Oasis HD.

It will premiere on Discovery Channel across Western and Eastern Europe, Africa and the Asia-Pacific region, and will also air on High-Fidelity in Canada. Wildest Arctic travels to the frozen forests of the Taiga and spans the globe to show the forests that shelter animals that specialize in dealing with the ice and cold, including 500,000 caribou migrating from the Taiga to the plains of the Tundra.

Other episodes in the series are set in Greenland and Iceland, and showcase the creatures that survive there, such as polar bears, the Arctic fox and Atlantic puffins.

Wildest Arctic shows off the Arctic in all its glory; it’s one of the harshest environments in the world, yet it contains the most incredible landscapes and diverse wildlife,” said Allison Bean, MD of OTF Productions.

Wildest Arctic was produced by Bean, and executive produced by Ellen Windemuth for Off the Fence and Victoria Noble for Discovery Networks Western Europe.

About The Author
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 HMV.com. 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.

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