Shankly’s Docu-Series “First Ascent” Sells in Over 100 Countries

West Hollywood-based Shankly International Distribution has licensed its rock climbing adventure series “First Ascent” to eight more territories. The series, co-produced by National Geographic International, has now sold in over one hundred countries.

Shankly completed deals for the series with BBC Scandinavia for Scandinavia and Poland, as well as with Extreme Channel for the U.K., Red Bull Media for German Free TV, and DR HD Channel for Denmark. The series is currently airing throughout Asia, Latin America and the Middle East on National Geographic’s Adventure Channel.

“We couldn’t be happier with the success of ‘First Ascent'”, said Leon Logothetis, CEO of Shankly International Distribution. “We knew buyers would spark to the series, but 100 countries is beyond our wildest expectations.”

“First Ascent” captures all the excitement and adrenaline as expert mountaineers push their vertical skills to the limit. The climbers tackle some incredible feats such as walking tightropes across rock spires, BASE jumping off impenetrable peaks, and dangling thousands of feet off the ground without a rope or safety harness.

The series was produced by National Geographic International, and Peter Mortimer and Nick Rosen of Sender Films. Executive Producers were Leon Logothetis and David E. Brenner.

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