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DocuBay Acquires Adventure Titles from Ananda Media


DocuBay has inked a licensing deal with France’s Ananda Media for action-sports and adventure programming about a wide range of topics, including Latino boxing culture and solo Arctic sailors.

All of the films covered in the deal will be available for streaming on DocuBay when the service launches globally in August. Notable titles acquired from Ananda Media include award-winning features like Sea Gypsies: The Far Side of the World, a feature about a crew of miscreants sailing on a 120-foot hand-built sailboat across 8,000 miles from New Zealand to Patagonia; Food Patriots, a feature chronicling one family’s attempt at shifting away from processed foods to more fresh, local and organic choices after their son battles an antibiotic superbug; Vertical Belles, which explores an all-female aerial silks group in a small Canadian town and the journey of their death-defying artistry; and El Boxeo, the award-nominated feature covering the emergence and dominance of Latinos in boxing.

4K titles secured by the streaming service include Una – The One, a feature following the story of the endangered Una River in the Balkan region; The British Backpacker Society: Across the Sahara, an adventure story of a young group of British backpackers using any means necessary to reach the shoreline of Senegal; and Running For Good: The Fiona Oakes Documentary, a feature by award-winning director Keegan Kuhn that follows world-record marathon runner Fiona Oakes in her attempt to set a new global record in endurance racing.

Akul Tripathi, COO of DocuBay, stated: “Our goal at DocuBay is to transport our global audience, from wherever they may be in the world, into these real, thrilling human experiences that unite us as One Tribe. These compelling stories that we’ve added to our growing catalog from Ananda Media help us further that mission. We couldn’t be more excited for our upcoming global consumer launch.”

Pascoe De Glanville, founder and owner of Ananda Media, said: “As a premium streaming service, DocuBay is the perfect partner to bring Ananda’s exciting catalog of documentary features to a global audience. We hope these films will inspire audiences around the world.”

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