Producer: Albatross Media Sales
Rights: 6 Releases, 10/1/18 to 9/30/20
The high-performance Wild! series is back! Wild! is a series with a proven track record of garnering strong audience numbers with a traditional public television member profile.
All the incredible stories of nature and wildlife will be seen in stunning high definition episodes, ready to enthrall the viewers.
Since EPS began this on-going series in May of 2006, it has consistently been among the highest-rated titles for stations. Boost your audience in primetime anywhere you schedule Wild!
1101 Adopted By Dolphins
A group of researchers are accepted as companions by a big population of bottlenose dolphins in the Red Sea. With a unique style of diving, Swiss biologist Angela Ziltener and dive base operator Michael Stadermann are capable of accompanying the animals for hours and days. While dolphin research usually takes place topside, Angela and Michael for the very first time watch the wild dolphins’ behaviour from a dolphin’s perspective. Willingly, the animals expose their social behaviour and their games, their exciting love life, kidnapping of females and even the use of medical substances provided by corals.
1102 The Spirit Bear
Canada’s Great Bear Rain Forest is a strange and pristine world, a land that time almost forgot. This picturesque part of the earth is a complexly interwoven ecosystem, which scientists have yet to fully understand. But its astounding biological productivity and the adjoining waters have helped the conservation of a true miracle in this incomparable, temperate rain forest: The Spirit Bear. With only about 400 to 1000 animals in existence the Spirit Bear is the rarest species of bear on our planet. This wildlife-documentary takes the viewer deep into the mystic world of the Canadian rainforests – the realm of Moksgm’ol.
1103 Snowy Owls – A Winter’s Tale
Snowy owls live a life full of mystery in the Arctic. They have created a community of fate with their neighbors – lemmings. When the lemings proliferate, snowy owls have enough feed for their young. The best way for many birds to adapt to the winter is to flee to the South. Meanwhile, if the winter is too cold and the snow level too high, even the perfectly adapted owls have to migrate in order to survive. A fascinating journey from the Arctic to Central Europe begins. Following the owls on this uncommon path, the viewer learns how animals adapt to the inhospitable climate conditions, what ecological restraints bear down on the northern fauna and which fantastic survival strategies the animals can develop.
1104 The Dassie
They’re small, cute and rather special – rock hyraxes, also known as dassies. Visitors to the South African coastline marvel at their heart-stopping capers among the rocks, cheerfully ignoring the plunging chasms below. They may look like groundhogs, but their closest taxonomic relatives are actually the elephant and the manatee. And that’s not the only odd thing about them. We gain insights into their life from birth to adulthood and by following a particularly bold young dassie, we find out more about his family, how they behave and what dangers they face in their daily lives.
1105 Raptors – Hunters of The Sky
Birds of prey are symbols of power, speed and splendor. Their amazing use of senses, incredible feats of flight and multitude of hunting strategies are astounding. Hawks, buzzards and eagles have conquered every habitat on earth. They hunt with effortless beauty and are much admired by many cultures. Join us on this aerial adventure!
1106 Whale Sharks – Giants of Fortune
In the little Filipino village of Oslob, people suffer from typhoons and overfishing – until the world’s biggest fish and the Internet change everything. Fisherman Zosimo’s dearest wish is for his children to graduate from school one day. Yet the chance that this wish will come true is tiny. Overfishing makes the lives of Oslob fishermen hard. With one fish in particular, the people of the village have a very special tie – with the whale shark. The sharks attempt to get on the catch in the fishermen’s nets, but those manage to keep the giants on a leash luring them away with some feed. One day a tourist asks to go on a boat to take photos of the shark. Once the pictures appear on the Internet, the lives of Zosimo, his children and the whole region get turned upside down.
1107 Elephants – Chilies to the Rescue
Protection measures and 20 years of prohibition of the ivory trade are making an impact: Almost all countries in Africa are reporting a rise in elephant numbers. In the past two decades, the population of these grey giants doubled to over 30.000, alone in the Safari-Paradise of Kenya. At the same time the population of humans is growing. Both require space. Conflicts between both are unavoidable and the survival of the biggest land mammal is again endangered. Some countries react with culling, a worldwide controversial method. The goal of most countries is not to kill but to discourage the elephants from raiding the fields. Conservationists and gamekeepers of Africa are researching new methods to manage the jumbos: especially chili peppers seem very promising as the elephants’ long trunks are very sensitive to the hot spice. But the question remains: Is there any chance for a permanent and peaceful coexistence of humans and elephants?
1108 China’s Wild West
The cold and dry steppe of China’s wild west is a remote, inaccessible and inhospitable area and it is the home of the last Wild Yak, the wild cattle species resisting 6000metres altitude. For the first time a camera crew was allowed to watch the beauty, intelligence and brutal power of this enormous species and they faced an attack of a Wild Yak bull. Even so fortified the species is endangered. And that is the next challenge for rapidly developing China. Because the Wild Yak is so important for China’s future.
1109 Keas – Witty Daredevils
There are parrots that break all the stereotypes: the keas in New Zealand just love snow, cold and mountain climate. To survive here, these mountain parrots developed exceptional intelligence and resourcefulness. But recently the mountains have been attracting humans and other animals, too – a new playground for the birds’ intellectual abilities.
1110 Tracing the Gobi Bear
It was believed to be a mythical creature, a desert yeti. Hardly anyone ever met a Gobi bear. Extremely shy, they’re among the world’s rarest animals. For the first time now, Mongolian scientists succeeded in verifying the legendary creature’s existence. A thrilling desert expedition in a breathtaking landscape, tracing these fascinating animals!
I’ll Have It My Way with Hattie Bryant
“The medicalization of American life from birth to death is killing our souls.”
– Hattie Bryant
As much as we all want to believe we can live forever, we all know deep down that it simply can’t be true.
From this program viewers learn that there are things each of us can do to live fully, all the way to the end. Anyone who is willing to take four simple steps now, while healthy, can minimize if not avoid entirely, the pain, suffering, confusion and disagreements that can arise when end-of-life healthcare wishes are not clearly spelled out.
Americans need this information because 70% say they want to die peacefully surrounded by friends and family … while actually 70% are dying in institutions surrounded by strangers.
Few people choose to contemplate critical illness or the inevitability of death until their time comes. Because possibilities are rarely discussed, many people are unprepared or unable to make critical end-of-life decisions and spend their last days in over-medicalized and unnecessarily painful and protracted situations.
Breaking through the taboo of discussing death, Hattie Bryant shows that we have choices.
Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? with Mark Hyman, MD
Did you know that oatmeal actually isn’t a healthy way to start the day? That milk doesn’t build bones, and eggs aren’t the devil? In Food: What the Heck Should I Eat?, Dr. Mark Hyman looks at every food group and explains what we’ve gotten wrong, revealing which foods nurture our health and which pose a threat. He also explains food’s crucial role in functional medicine and how food systems and policies affect our environmental and personal health.
With myth-busting insights, easy-to-understand science, and delicious, wholesome recipes, Food: What the Heck Should I Eat? is a no-nonsense guide to achieving optimal weight and lifelong health.
Eating real food doesn’t have to be complicated. Dr. Hyman is going to show us the principles of healthy eating by walking through each of the major food catefories – from meats to beverages and everything in between. Dr. Hyman tells the viewer exactly what foods to focus on and what to avoid. He will provide easy steps to get started, taking out all of the guess work of putting together meals. As a bonus, Dr. Hyman will also explain how food is one of the greatest contributors to global warming and pollution, then he will show us what foods will take less of a toll on our environment and our health.