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Syndicado bolsters factual roster

American Tiger aired on Nat Geo Wild

Canadian distributor Syndicado has acquired US digital rights to a raft of factual programming, including nature doc American Tiger, from fellow Canuck sales outfit Filmoption International.

Toronto-based digital specialist Syndicado has picked up more than 30 hours of factual entertainment and documentary content for the US digital market.

Produced by Canadian prodco Peripheria Productions and originally airing on Nat Geo Wild, American Tiger (1×60’) investigates the relationship between humans and the endangered big cat.

Environmental series Avoiding Apocalypse (6×60’), produced by French firm Espace Franco Images, follows scientists who are developing technology to help tackle environmental issues. The show originally aired on Discovery Science in Canada.

Syndicado has also taken Discovery travel series The Joy of Touring (13×60’), which showcases tourism experiences.

Wrapping up the slate are science documentaries Two of a Kind and The Antibiotic Hunters, which are standalone episodes from CBC’s The Nature of Things series.

The former involves a study of identical twins, while the latter features scientists scouring ice caves and deep ocean trenches and collecting crocodile blood in the hope of discovering rare bacteria with which to create new antibiotics.

Greg Rubidge, president of Syndicado, said he was confident audiences of US digital platforms will “enjoy such a wide range of premium factual content.”

The deal comes soon after Syndicado secured more than 100 hours of content from Madrid-based distributor Feelsales, UK independent producer Filmcell International and French sales house Java Films.









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