Global distribution and production company, Off the Fence (OTF) continues its success in Asia with a range of sales to leading national broadcasters and pan-Asian networks. The deals – which add up to over 200 hours of content – include 85 hours to Korea, 27 hours to China and 32 hours into India
The deals were brokered by Gerbrig Blanksma, Sales Manager,Off the Fence, with the Japanese deals brokered by Natalie Holden, Acquisitions & Sales Executive.
Gerbrig Blanksma, Sales Manager, Off the Fence said about the sales: “There is a fantastic appetite for non-fiction content across Asia. The strength of our catalogue is the breadth of the content and the production values we can offer.”
OTF sold its greatest number of hours into Korea. KBS picked up 15 hours including Life Stories (6 x 60’ – Alvaro Mendoza), Wildest Arctic (4 x 60’ – Off The Fence for Discovery Networks International) – part of Off the Fence Productions’ Wildest… franchise, and End of the Big Cats (3 x 60’ – Orbitamax), as well as single docs Plastic: The Real Sea Monster (1 x 60’ – Werwiewas Medien Produktion) and In My Lifetime: The Nuclear Project (1 x 60’ – Whistling Communications).
Nine Planners in Korea has acquired 70 hours. Titles acquired were the series Cosmic Vistas I and II (6 x 30’ each series – High Fidelity TV) ), Aerial America (25 x 60’ – Smithsonian Channel) and Mario’s Greenhouse (8 x 60’- Hour One for Voom HD), Nature Today (26 x 30’- Homebrew Films for MNET), as well as several one-off’s. The one-off’s acquired include Three Peaks Three Weeks: For The People of Africa (1 x 60′ – Serac Adventure Films for Voom HD) and The Lost Wave (1 x 60′ – Uplift Media for Voom HD).
In China, CCTV acquired a range of content across science, wildlife and lifestyle programming, totaling 27 hours. Titles that OTF has sold to the state broadcaster include Life Stories (4 x 60′ – Alvara Mendoza), Under the Spell of Horses (3 x 60′ – Filmquadrat.dok GmbH), Smalltalk Diaries (10 x 15’ – Ammonite), and Inside Extraordinary Humans (4 x 60′ – Authentic Entertainment.
A total of 32 hours have been sold into India, with DCI India picking up Life Stories (6 x 60’ – Alvaro Mendoza) and Fit for the Wild (13 x 30’ – The Wild Side/ Aqua Vision Television Productions in association with Discovery Networks Europe, Discovery Networks International, Unapix International and Off the Fence Productions).
In Singapore, Mediacorp Singapore has picked up 13 hours of Most Extreme(10 x 60’ – NHNZ) Gardens by the Bay (1 x 60’ – Beach House Pictures),Lions and Giants (1 x 60’ – Talking Pictures) and Icy Killers (1 x 60’ – Dangerous Passage Productions).
Three one-off docs have been sold into Japanese broadcasters.NHK has picked up Incredible Flying Cars (1 x 60′ – Smithsonian Networks), NTV has bought Unlikely Animal Friends (1 x 60′ – National Geographic Channel) and BS11 chose to acquire Saving Otter 501 (1 x 60′ – Sea Studios).
Sales to Pan-Asian networks were also secured by OTF: NGCI picked up Street Food II (13 x 30’ – Ananey Communications); LITV has scooped up Charly’s Cake Angels II (13 x 30’ – Cooked in Africa) and the VOD rights to Duet (13 x 30’ – Ananey Communications).