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NHNZ gets NatGeo greenlight

NHNZ’s dedicated Archive Unit has received a greenlight from Nat Geo Wild International for 12 hours of natural history content.

The slate includes the second season of the Unit’s Wild 24, an original series following 24 hours in one geographical location per episode, and the first season of an original series Extreme Animals: Babies (WT), which will countdown the most extreme juvenile behaviour in the animal kingdom.

The Archive Unit has had over 30 hours of production greenlit since launching in mid-2014, including one-off specials and original series, in addition to contributing to several highly successful and established archive anthologies.

NHNZ Managing Director Kyle Murdoch says The Archive Unit’s success is driven by NHNZ’s 15-year legacy of creating clever clip shows: a legacy that began with 76 episodes of the hit series The Most Extreme.

“The team we have working on these programs are experts at crafting wonderful and innovative stories out of blue-chip footage.”

Wild 24 – series 2 and Extreme Animals: Babies (WT) will be distributed by Fox International Channels Content Sales.

NHNZ is a major global producer of factual television creating original content for National Geographic Channels, Animal Planet, Discovery, A&E Television Networks, Smithsonian Channel, NHK and CCTV.  Highly regarded for its 35-year  natural history heritage, NHNZ has also had success with factual entertainment like Redwood Kings for Animal Planet. In 2014, NHNZ launched The Archive Unit which has produced over 30 hours of premium archive content for broadcasters around the globe.  The company’s storytelling prowess has been recognized with more than 250 international awards including Emmy awards and the prestigious Wildscreen Panda.  In addition to its one stop hub in Dunedin, New Zealand, NHNZ has offices in Beijing and Washington DC.

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