NGCI picks up 9/11 doc, “Earth From Space”

National Geographic Channels International has acquired the rights to two Darlow Smithson specials, 9/11: Voices From the Air and Earth From Space from Endemol.
May 2, 2012

National Geographic Channels International has acquired the rights to two Darlow Smithson specials, 9/11: Voices From the Air and Earth From Space from Endemol.

The deal includes global rights for the 9/11 doc and global rights outside of the U.S., Canada, France and Australia for Earth From Space.

 9/11: Voices From the Air is set to air this fall in the U.S. and across NGCI’s global channels. The one-hour documentary features audio recordings that, along with CGI, archive footage and interviews with individuals involved, piece together the whole picture of that fateful day, says NGCI.

Full conversations between pilots, towers, air traffic controllers and the military are heard as each event played out, while passengers’ text messages and recorded voicemails are also incorporated into the film.

Earth From Space, which had early footage unveiled at the Realscreen Summit in 2011, will premiere internationally in the fall, and is a two-hour special giving viewers a look at the world from the perspective of the cosmos.

The doc uses pioneering technology that turns raw satellite data into photo realistic CGI.

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 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.