ITV STUDIOS GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT AND MARAMEDIA PEN FIRST LOOK DEAL FOR NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMMING

 ITV STUDIOS GLOBAL ENTERTAINMENT AND MARAMEDIA PEN FIRST LOOK DEAL FOR NATURAL HISTORY PROGRAMMING

MIPTV, Cannes - Wednesday, 05th April, 2017 – ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) and Maramedia have entered in to an exclusive first look agreement which will see ITVS GE given first option on all of the Glasgow-based producer’s natural history programming.

Founded in 2008 by Nigel Pope and Jackie Savery, Maramedia produced the critically acclaimed BBC Scotland series Hebrides – Islands on the Edge, together with its recent sequel Highlands – Scotland’s Wild Heart, narrated by Ewan McGregor, both of which are already distributed internationally by ITVS GE.

Ronan Hand, Head of Factual and Entertainment Acquisitions at ITVS GE, said: “Both the Hebrides and Highlands series’ have sold in over 100 countries worldwide, so we already know that Maramedia’s blue-chip productions have truly global appeal.

“Maramedia’s longstanding track record in creating hugely popular commercial and award-winning hits in this genre speaks for itself. We are really excited about extending our relationship with them and growing our natural history output to ensure we are offering the broadest range of content to our buyers.”

Nigel Pope, Creative Director of Maramedia, said: “We are thrilled to be embarking on this new partnership with ITVS GE which will allow us to further grow our slate of international wildlife production - taking forward a suite of new film projects that entertain and showcase the natural world's beauty whilst telling important stories about our relationship with it.”

WILD SCOTLAND – HIGHLANDS is currently playing on Nat Geo WILD US in the prestigious #DestinationWild Sunday evening slot, with the first episode having aired on Sunday (April 2).

ENDS

Photo credit: (c) Laurie Campbell Maramedia.

For further information, contact:

ITV Studios: Lee Taylor, Tel: +44 (0) 7990 568534 | lee.taylor@itv.com; Tracey Jaques, Tel: + 44 (0) 07730 637731 | tracey.jaques@itv.com

Maramedia: Nigel Pope nigel@maramedia.co.uk | Mob: + 44 (0) 0777 9353172; Jackie Savery Jackie@maramedia.co.uk | Mob: + 44 (0) 07713 400855