International natural history channel Love Nature and US broadcasting group The WNET Group, part of the PBS network, have coproduced a South African feature documentary about the annual sardine run off the east coast of the country.
The Ocean’s Greatest Feast will debut on PBS, Love Nature’s linear and streaming platforms, Sky Nature in the UK, Italy and Germany, France Télévisions and SVT in Sweden.
Produced by Durban-based Earth Touch, the doc follows billions of sardines as they travel up the east coast of South Africa to Mozambique between May and July, providing a moving banquet for an array of marine predators.
Blue Ant International, which like Love Nature is part of Blue Ant Media, handles international pre-sales and licensing outside coproduction territories for The Ocean’s Greatest Feast.
Carlyn Staudt, global general manager of Love Nature, said: “The cutting-edge technology and techniques that Earth Touch uses in The Ocean’s Greatest Feast not only showcases never-before-seen perspectives, but results in an incredibly breath-taking and compelling story about the creatures who play a part in this natural phenomenon.”