UKTV have signed a deal to bring 40 hours of premium factual content for two of its specialist factual channels, Eden and Yesterday.
The deal with ZDF Enterprise’s subsidiary Off the Fence will see World War II history documentary, Frontlines air on Yesterday, and nature series, Wild Edens air on Eden.
“I’m really pleased to have worked with ZDF Enterprises and Off the Fence to secure these brilliant shows.” – UKTV Global Acquisitions Manager Charlie Charalambous
As well as the sale of Frontlines, ZDF Enterprises has secured pre-investment from UKTV for two natural history series, both for Eden.
Africa from Above is described as a ‘stunning production’ which looks at ‘every aspect’ of the continent while Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall will explore one of the largest great ape sanctuaries in Africa.
Also licensed to UKTV for Eden is Equator – The Line of Life, filmed in 4K/UHD, a three-part series exploring what is known in science as the “cradle of nature”.
“I’m delighted that our long-standing partnership with UKTV has resulted in pre-sales of two fantastic series that are still in production, Africa from Above and Rescued Chimpanzees of the Congo with Jane Goodall. Both shows are produced by Off the Fence which is widely recognized for delivering top quality natural history documentaries.” – Ralf Rueckauer, Vice President ZDFE.unscripted, ZDF Enterprises
Off the Fence has also sold five nature series to UKTV as part of the deal.
Completing the package deal is a documentary from Terra Mater Factual Studios focusing on autumn and spring and the ingenious ways wildlife cope with the changing seasons.