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June 21, 2017

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Terra Mater’s Sabine Holzer & Walter Köhler
By Kristin Brzoznowski

***ZDFE Factual***Images of animal behaviors and vast landscapes from the natural world are captured in Terra Mater Factual Studios’ (TMFS) array of blue-chip prime-time series and specials. While natural history has been a particularly strong focus for the company, science is also now taking the spotlight. Following on from Light on Earth with Sir David Attenborough, TMFS has a new 4K doc with the legendary presenter, Ant Mountain. The company has also been touting the success of its feature documentary The Ivory Game, which was shortlisted for the best documentary feature at the Oscars.

***Image***Walter Köhler, the CEO of Terra Mater Factual Studios, and Sabine Holzer, the company’s head of TV, recently met with TV Real Weekly to discuss the importance of investing in 4K, the prospects for VR in the factual space and the increasing role of SVOD and OTT players as significant partners for this kind of programming. The executives also weigh in on the strategy for and challenges of maintaining the high quality viewers have come to expect against the rising costs of production.

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