ITVS GE & Maramedia in First-Look Deal for Natural-History Content


ITV Studios Global Entertainment (ITVS GE) has inked an exclusive first-look agreement with Maramedia covering all of the Glasgow-based producer’s natural-history programming.

Maramedia was founded by Nigel Pope and Jackie Savery in 2008. It is behind the BBC Scotland series Hebrides: Islands on the Edge, as well as the sequel Highlands: Scotland’s Wild Heart. Both series are distributed internationally by ITVS GE.

Ronan Hand, the 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, the creative director of Maramedia, added, “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.”