(New York, NY – January 10, 2023) – Global distribution group Blue Ant International announced a major presale deal with BBC America for two Love Nature original documentary productions, Chasing the Rains and Africa’s Wild Year.
BBC America has acquired the four-part Love Nature original program, Chasing the Rains (4 x 60’; 4K & HDR; Maramedia), that takes audiences on a journey into one of the most majestic, unspoiled and rarely-filmed areas of wilderness in Africa. Masterfully narrated by Adjoa Andoh (Bridgerton, Invictus), the cinematic series follows three separate animal matriarchs as they attempt to overcome incredible obstacles in order to protect their families during one of Africa’s worst droughts in 20 years.
BBC America previously picked up Africa’s Wild Year (4 x 60’; 4K; Merx International) a vivid journey set over the course of a single year in 10 different countries in Africa. Each episode focuses on one of the four seasons and reveals how animals adapt to sweeping weather variations across the continent. These stories expertly reveal Africa’s hidden wonders and the vast array of ways in which iconic African species, and their less-familiar counterparts, survive the seasonal extremes. The documentary series made its US territory debut in August of 2022.
“I can’t think of a better home for two of our most stunning documentaries coming out of the Love Nature brand,” says Bryan Gabourie, SVP, Sales International Sales & Partnerships, Blue Ant International. “I am thrilled to see this partnership with BBC America grow across premium documentaries in the natural wildlife space. As Love Nature continues to expand their original bluechip programs, we see more opportunities with this valued partner in the future.“