Entertainment One (eOne) has taken global distribution rights (excluding the UK, Australia and New Zealand) to BBC One’s nature series David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef after agreeing a deal with indie Atlantic Productions, TVWise has learned.
David Attenborough’s Great Barrier Reef sees Attenborough provide a uniquely authored insight into a global treasure, and uncover the history and secrets of this richly bio-diverse landmark. The three-part series uses the latest research and technology including satellite scanning to show the 2,300km expanse of living coral, and revolutionary macro lenses that will capture the reef’s tiniest, normally unseen, life-forms. Anthony Geffen of Atlantic Productions is producing.
“We’re thrilled to add this compelling and breathtaking landmark series to our expanding list of shows which highlights our growing emphasis on working with the best creative talent like David Attenborough and Anthony Geffen”, said Stuart Baxter, President of eOne Television International. “Both are at the very top of best Natural History programming shown on TV worldwide and will enhance our relationships with both public and commercial broadcasters.”
“The Great Barrier Reef is a global treasure, and we are excited to be partnering with the team at eOne to bring this unique exploration of it to an international audience”, added John Morris, Commercial Director of Atlantic Productions. “Atlantic Productions continues to be at the forefront of natural history content, and this latest project with David Attenborough serves to underscore this.”