OTF Inks Streaming Deals


The international distribution arm of factual content specialist Off the Fence (OTF) has closed deals with a raft of streamers for over 700 hours of programming.

The Roku Channel, VIZIO and Xumo have picked up many of OTF’s history, crime, wildlife, nature, science and conservation programs. The titles are set to become available in the U.S., the U.K. and Canada. The Roku Channel picked up A Century of Sex Education, among other titles.

More highlights from The Roku Channel package include the feature-length doc More Than Gold, the docuseries Telling Our Story and the hour-long Greenhouse by Joost.

Under the deal with VIZIO, OTF programming is headed for the U.S. platform’s WatchFree+ FAST and AVOD streaming service. Featured titles include Auschwitz in 33 Objects, Hawaii: Paradise in the Pacific, My Greek Odyssey and Travel Bug.

Headlining the Xumo package, which focused exclusively on OTF’s nature and wildlife content, are the territory premieres of Butterflies: Superheroes of Nature and Nature’s Ultimate Survivors.

Oliver Taprogge, director of digital sales at OTF, said: “Many streaming platforms are now reaching maturity, confronting the challenge of balancing budgets with securing the caliber of content that will not only keep subscribers happy but keep them in the fold. That represents a massive opportunity for a company with a back catalog of the quality, depth and diversity of OTF’s. From the origin stories of first-nation people to female sporting legends, from saving gorillas from extinction to the planet-wide challenge of sustainability, there is a clear appetite for brave and thoughtful shows that enlighten while they entertain.”