National Geographic commissions weeklong live broadcast from South Africa from Aquavision
National Geographic Channels International has commissioned Aquavision TV Productions to produce Caught on Safari: Live!, a weeklong real-time broadcast from Kruger National Park in South Africa that will be available in 166 countries worldwide.
Airing in November on National Geographic Channel and Nat Geo Wild, as well as online at natgeotv.com, the special will feature 28 hours of up-close encounters with some of Africa’s most exotic creatures. Viewers can learn about Africa’s conservation issues and initiatives taking place within the Kruger National Park, with insight game rangers and wildlife trackers, as well as veterinarians.
“There are few things more exhilarating than seeing a lion pride on the hunt or more moving than the bond between mother and baby impala in the first few moments after birth,” said Sydney Suissa, the executive VP of content for NGCI. “The prospect of enabling viewers to be part of encounters like these in real time is what makes Caught on Safari: Live! an unforgettable and rewarding television experience.”
“For the last 25 years I have been doing safaris around Africa, exploring some of the most beautiful places,” commented Peter Lamberti, the CEO of Aquavision TV Productions. “And I know that it is only the rich few that get to experience this due to the cost. So I wanted to make a virtual safari experience where viewers from anywhere on earth can tap into and experience that wealth of information shared by the game guide and coupled with the anticipation of what a safari can offer.”