MIPCOM ’14: SBS nabs Terra Mater’s “Wildest Weather”

Australian broadcaster SBS has acquired the three-part series Richard Hammond's Wildest Weather (pictured) from Vienna-based producer-distributor Terra Mater Factual Studios.
October 15, 2014

Australian broadcaster SBS has acquired the three-part series Richard Hammond’s Wildest Weather from Vienna-based producer-distributor Terra Mater Factual Studios (TMFS).

The series – which is produced by TMFS and Oxford Scientific Films in coproduction with the BBC, Hammond-owned prodco Hamster’s Wheel and PAAN – follows the English presenter (pictured) as he experiences some of the planet’s most extreme elements, and is set to air on SBS in 2015.

The series is the second Hammond-hosted program picked up by SBS, which last year acquired the rights to the three-parter Richard Hammond’s Miracles of Nature.

In addition, the broadcaster – which also oversees home video exploitation of TMFS programs in Australia and New Zealand – bought an 18-hour package, including TMFS’s natural history series Brazil – A Natural History, Sri Lanka – Paradise in the Indian Ocean and Wild Canada.

“SBS turns out to be an excellent partner in bringing our blue-chip programs in the fields of wildlife and nature, science and history onto Australian screens and I’m looking forward to a long-lasting relationship,” said Sabine Holzer, head of television at TMFS, in a statement.


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