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Realscreen Extra: Nat Geo takes global rights to “Wild Great Britain”; TVF bolsters sales team


UK-based distributor and rights management specialist Magnify
Media has brokered a global licensing deal with National Geographic Channels for the natural history series Wild Great Britain.

The deal, brokered by Magnify Media’s Chris Bartlett and Nat Geo director of global acquisitions Ben Noot, grants Nat Geo global pay-TV rights, excluding the UK and the U.S., to the 8 x 60-minute series, narrated by Downtown Abbey’s Hugh Bonneville.

Nat Geo will also create a 4 x 60-minute version of the show for its global channels. Wild Great Britain was shot over a year and travels across the UK to celebrate the variety of wildlife found in the British Isles, including rare footage, shot with military-grade low-light cameras, of nocturnal wildlife.

The series is produced by Bristol-based Plimsoll Production for Channel 5 in the UK.

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