Autentic Distribution Closes on Slew of Factual Package Deals


Autentic Distribution has closed on a series of sales packages at this year’s MIPTV, including a culture and science bundle with Al Jazeera Documentary Channel that features over 20 hours of programming.

Included in the package are titles such as 15th Meridian East: Similarity in Difference (5×52 min.) by Autentic and DM Film and Future of Mobility (3×30 min.) by Infokontor and Motorvision. Two one-offs, Cyborgs: Human Machines, produced by Hoferichter & Jacobs, and the nature program Masai Mara: The Big Hunt by Tesche Documentary Filmproduction, round out the deal.

Australian broadcaster Foxtel has purchased two offerings totaling 11 programming hours that deal with the history of aircrafts, The DC3 Story: The Plane That Changed the World (1×52 min.) by Vidicom Media and the series German Secret Aircraft (10×50 min.) by Aerocinema.

RTL Germany’s Channel Geo TV took a raft of culture and nature and wildlife titles, including Filmtank’s Last Treasures of the World, a two-parter that delves deep into the worlds of the planet’s last indigenous tribes. There are three WDR one-off nature documentaries in the package as well: Wild in the West: The Eifel, The Jungle of Tomorrow: Eifel National Park and Surprise Eggs: News from Cuckoo and Co.

Austrian broadcaster ORF has opted for several WDR productions as well. Among them are one-off Allmighty Amazon, two-parter Truck Life and Huismann & Dreyer’s Fishy Business. From the science slate, ORF nabbed doc.station’s one-off Testosterone: Making a Man? and NZZ’s Energy of Life. The latter is a two-part special that deals with humanity’s growing hunger for energy in a digital world and how renewable sources like wind, water and sun can compensate for the loss of oil, gas and nuclear energy.

France 5 took the series Raising Wildlife, which Autentic co-produced with South Africa’s Urban Brew. The show follows animal lovers who dedicate their lives to helping animals in need.