Power closes raft of deals led by “Cheetah Diaries” sales

UK indie Power has closed a number of deals following last month's MIPDoc and MIPTV markets, driven by sales of wildlife series The Cheetah Diaries.
May 12, 2014

UK indie Power has closed a number of deals following last month’s MIPDoc and MIPTV markets, driven by sales of wildlife series The Cheetah Diaries.

Power sold the first three series of The Cheetah Diaries - which follows South Africa’s Cheetah Outreach conservation program – to Log Media for pan-regional CIS, alongside educational series A Kid’s Guide to the Kalahari and investigative wildlife special Out of Africa – Frogs in Demand.

In addition, the indie sold the third series of The Cheetah Diaries as part of a package deal with Hungary and Romania’s RCS&RDS that also includes wildlife series Keepers of the Cape; mountain rescue doc On the Edge: Mountain RescueIceman – The Lewis Gordon Pugh Story, on a man who swims through Antarctic waters with no thermal protection; and The Animal Communicator, which follows a woman who claims to communicate with animals.

Other factual deals for Power include the sale of cookery series Slice of Life to MediaCorp for transmission on Singapore’s OKTO, Xinmsn and Toggle; elephant special Paseka, the Easter Elephant, which was sold to Ushuaia TV for French-speaking Europe and the overseas former French territories; and wildlife series Camp Raiders and elephant doc The Story of the Great Desert Wanderers, which went to Pan Universe for broadcast on China’s CCTV.

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