Sky Vision, the international distribution arm for BSkyB, has acquired global distribution rights for UK indie Tern TV’s 6 x 60-minute series Big Fish Man (pictured).
The Ambition Films- and Tern TV-produced series – originally made for Animal Planet and Czech TV – follows the Czech Republic-born, world record-holding fisherman Jakub Vágner as he tries to locate the world’s biggest freshwater fish.
The adventurer travels to locations such as the Czech Republic and the Congo to catch monster fish, and must survive on the hunting and foraging skills he’s mastered over 20 years of fishing trips.
“We are looking forward to working with Sky Vision to bring Jakub’s incredible fishing skills to a global audience,” said David Harrison, series editor for Tern TV, in a statement.
“This is fishing with a difference: part extreme fishing and part extreme survival,” he added. “It’s fishing like you have never seen before, and in the case of some of the catches, never filmed before.”
Leona Connell, head of global sales for Sky Vision, added: “The combination of travel to remote locations in countries such as Ecuador, Mongolia and Tanzania, adventure, extreme fishing and the jaw-dropping skills and wonderful personality of Jakub Vágner lend this series true global appeal. We look forward to working with Tern TV on what I’m sure will be a very successful series.”