Russian factual entertainment documentary "Amur Tiger. The Path to the Sacred Mountain", produced by United Media Group and adapted for international sales by Digital Television Russia, will soon be available to the viewers throughout the territory of India and neighboring countries on the channels of the Discovery network.
The agreement on the acquisition of rights to the project was signed between Signal Media, an exclusive distributor of content produced by a major digital company – DTR, and Discovery Corporate Services Limited, part of the global media holding Discovery Communications. Discovery channel began broadcasting in 1985 in the Asia-Pacific region and since then it has firmly established itself as a leader in the local market. The monthly coverage of the channel exceeds 232 million viewers.
It is worth noting that this is not the first deal between the companies. So, in April, it was announced about the purchase of rights to two animated projects produced by Digital Television Russia, "Be-be-bears" and "Paper Tales". The cartoons are already broadcasting on DKids, the largest children's TV channel in MENA countries.
The documentary "Amur Tiger. The Path to the Sacred Mountain" - a unique in scale and complexity project, premiered on the air of the Living Planet TV channel in September 2016. The film action takes place in the Far East of Russia, in the wilds of the Ussuri taiga, covering the territory of several reserve parks, and also the shore of the taiga Bikin River, where the Udege hunters, representatives of one of the small indigenous peoples of the Primorye Territory, live side by side with the Tiger. The work on the documentary took almost two years. To capture the tiger in the frame, the crew made four long trips. During the missions, the operators were on duty in 24/7 mode on several ambushes, in order not miss the formidable predator. In total, more than 40 video traps were placed there.
The project does not only open the tiger's secret paths to the audience; it gives a unique opportunity to plunge into the world of the Ussuri taiga and tells about the fate of scientists and aborigines who revere the tiger as the real owner of the taiga.