Animal Planet Takes Earth Touch’s ‘Africa’s Piranha’ For UK, Africa, Eastern Europe & More

Africa's PiranhaDiscovery Networks International has acquired one-off Africa’s Piranha for their Animal Planet channels in the UK Africa, Scandinavia, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, China, Taiwan India, Southeast Asia, the Pacific Rim after agreeing a deal with wildlife and factual entertainment producer and distributor Earth Touch.

Africa’s Piranha follows extreme angler Andy Coetzee as he undertakes a hazardous journey through the continent, diving the rivers of the Okavango Delta and the Congo to study the Tigerfish, which grows to mammoth proportions and has outsized razor-sharp teeth, in its own environment. In addition to the bumper deal with Discovery for the one-off, Earth Touch has also pre-sold the show to Servus TV Austria for German-speaking Europe.

In addition to Africa’s Piranha, Discovery Networks International has agreed a range of deals with Earth Touch for a wealth of their factual programmes. Said deals give Discovery rights to 13 part series Lodging With Lions in Asia-Pacific; Speed Kills 2 in Japan, India & Taiwan; and Mega Trains across EMEA and the Pacific Rim.

“Discovery and its array of channels provides the perfect home for the outstanding wildlife and factual entertainment content which Earth Touch consistently delivers”, said Chris Fletcher, Director of Sales and Programming at Earth Touch. “We are delighted to be working with them on such a wide range of programming.”