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Steve Backshall’s Expedition Sells Worldwide


Fremantle has presold Expedition season two, with wildlife expert and naturalist Steve Backshall, to broadcasters in 144 territories across the globe.

Produced by True to Nature Productions for UKTV, the second season will launch in the U.K. on November 28 on the Dave channel and UKTV Play. It is also set to air on France Télévisions (France), PBS (U.S.), BBC Earth (Africa, Asia and via Blue Ant Media in Canada), Discovery (Latin America), SBS (Australia) and Quebecor Content (French-speaking Canada).

Other broadcasters that have picked up Expedition season two are VRT (Belgium), DR (Denmark), AMC Networks International Central and Northern Europe (Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia), MTV OY (Finland), Ushuaïa TV (France), ERT (Greece), Ananey (Israel), TV3 Group (Latvia, Lithuania), Macedonia Radio & Television (North Macedonia), OSN (Middle East and North Africa), AMC Networks International Southern Europe (Portugal), Telefonica (Spain), UR–Sveriges Utbildningsradio (Sweden) and Bloomberg (Turkey).

The second season sees Backshall set out to discover new insights that could help secure a future for the world’s wildlife. Throughout the season, his adventures include paddling the unchartered waters of the Kronotsky river in eastern Russia and discovering Saudi Arabia’s longest lava tube.

Angela Neillis, senior VP of non-scripted content, international, at Fremantle, said: “Steve has a captivating presence on screen and the first season of Expedition allowed us to share some amazing world-firsts with our broadcasting partners around the world. With the second season of Expedition on our distribution slate, just as stunning as the last, Fremantle continues to prove itself as a key contender in the factual sphere. We are thrilled to be working with True to Nature Productions again.”

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