Terra Mater Factual Studios and Off the Fence, a subsidiary of ZDF Enterprises, have signed a distribution agreement for the former’s specialist factual content catalog.
The global multiyear deal, which is set to go into effect in April, will see Off the Fence represent Terra Mater’s nature, history and science content. Off the Fence will showcase the studio’s portfolio for the first time at MIPTV, where it will highlight such titles as the Rick Rosenthal-directed Whale Wisdom, Borneo: Earth’s ancient Isle and The Sun: Inferno in the Sky.
Walter Köhler, CEO of Terra Mater Factual Studios, said: “If you bundle a 25-year-old distributor and a nearly 10-year-old production company with a team working in the market since another 25 years, you get a unique power pack full of experience, knowledge and dedication. I am very delighted that we found our perfect match in Off the Fence and can strengthen our business in the specialist factual TV market together, which is the next logical step in our development. It is a great relationship with like-minded people, which I am personally very happy to announce.”
Ellen Windemuth, CEO of Off the Fence, added: “We immensely look forward to this partnership with our colleagues at Terra Mater Factual Studios on the marketing and distribution of their beautiful films. This collaborative bond and the high and consistent quality of TMFS’ output, paired with our commitment to offer the best service in the business, constitute a watershed.”