WILDEST AFRICA ROARS ITS WAY ONTO INTERNATIONAL BROADCASTERS
Leading global production and distribution company, Off the Fence (OTF) has announced the sale of Wildest Africa to Discovery International (excluding US), TVC de Cataluña (Spain, Catalan region) and Korea's KBS (initially episodes 1-4). The series is an OTF production, which takes a breathtaking look at the African continent's diverse ecosystems and natural wonders.
Wildest Africa (13x60') is a visually stunning HD journey across Africa, from the cradle of human civilisation to the most awe-inspiring natural wonders of the world. The series unveils secret locations, new science, cultural and wildlife issues. The series also reveals how Africa's natural wonders are under threat – and what is being done to overcome these environmental pressures.
The series shows the breadth of the continent's natural wonders: the 'Big Five' on safari in the Okavango Delta; the wild waters of the Zambezi river; Virunga National Park, notable for its chain of active volcanoes; the island of Madagascar; Mount Kilimanjaro, and its herds of 'red elephants'; the Namib and Sahara deserts; the highlands of Ethiopia; the deep heart of the Congolese jungle – to name a few.
OTF retains all rights to the series outside of the Discovery broadcast, including US rights.
Allison Bean, Managing Director, OTF Productions said: "Filming Wildest Africa was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, and allowed us to unveil some of Africa's most beautiful locations and wildlife. The series offers viewers the unique opportunity to take a dramatic journey through this extraordinary continent."
Wildest Africa is an Off the Fence Production in association with Wind Dancer Films and Africa HD in association with UKTV, Oasis HD and Arte. Principal cinematographer and series director was Richard Kirby and series is produced by Off the Fence's Allison Bean.
Executive Producers on the series are Ellen Windemuth for Off the Fence; Matt Williams, David McFadzean and Dete Meserve for Wind Dancer Films; James Makawa for Africa HD; Britta Troester for ARTE and John Pannikar for Oasis HD.