German broadcaster N-TV has struck a three-show pre-sale deal with Australian factual producer WildBear Entertainment.
How to Build a City (8 x 60 minutes) explores the engineering ingenuity behind major cities including Tokyo, Berlin or Sydney, while How Factories Changed the World (5 x 60 minutes) examines how mass production has radically changed our lives and the environment.
Future Warfare (4 x 60 minutes) looks at the evolution of war by exploring outer space and the digital realm. It will be sold globally by Passion Distribution, as will How to Build a City. Red Arrow Studios International has acquired sales rights for How Factories Changed the World.
The 17-hour deal was negotiated by WildBear’s agent Edwina Thring of Wild Thring Media, working in conjunction with Gabi Nensel, head of primetime at N-TV and Christian Hensgens, deputy head of primetime.
Nensel said: “We are delighted that our support has helped greenlight these fascinating series and we look forward to them delivering later in the year.
“WildBear has a well-deserved reputation for producing impactful science and engineering series and these three titles, with their brilliant access, leading experts, and entertaining narratives, are sure to be ratings-winners with our viewers.”
Michael Tear, CEO of WildBear, added: “N-TV has long supported WildBear Entertainment by acquiring our content so we are delighted to extend the relationship through this early investment in these three new series.
“N-TV’s interest in our science and engineering capabilities reflects a broader demand for this type of content, and we look forward to seeing these titles travel around the world with our international distribution partners.”