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Albatross World Sales


Albatross World Sales

Company overview

Albatross World Sales is the joint venture of the German production companies Taglicht Media and Marco Polo Film. We are a leading independent international documentary and factual programme distributor and offer a wide range of high-quality content. A large part of our catalogue is devoted to blue-chip wildlife programmes, high-end science titles, and inspiring travel & lifestyle series. We represent a large number of international, award-winning production companies and can therefore offer a wide variety of programming with different visual approaches and storytelling. We are devoted to diversifying and strengthening our programme slate to ensure that we keep bringing highly relevant content to our clients worldwide.

Programming Profile

Albatross flies with new factual content


Albatross World Sales has a wide-ranging slate for 2021. MD Anne Olzmann reveals the German factual distributor’s playlist for C21’s Digital Screenings and discusses the future of the genre.


Factual content has seen a boom on streaming platforms in the past year, with the launch of Discovery+ and National Geographic featuring on Disney+, for example. Furthermore, the pandemic and resulting production shutdowns have also driven up demand for factual.


“We noticed a significant increase in the demand for documentaries in general, where buyers that would usually pick up single specials have acquired more hours than usual to cope with the loss in programming in their schedules and the cancellation of events such as the Olympics,” explains Albatross MD Anne Olzmann.


Amid this changing market, Olzmann says the Leipzig-based distributor has found its niche in offering mainly natural history, science and travel programmes.


Olzmann explains that “beautiful wildlife shows will always work when people want to relax,” thus creating demand for natural history content. However, she adds, a growing number of viewers now want more than just nature shows.



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Anne Olzmann

Lisa Anna Schelhas

Eleytheria Heine

Claudia Zell

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