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Australian factual programming distribution company LGI Media, formerly Looking Glass International, has secured several pre-sales for its new series Spiky Gold Hunters (6 x 60’).
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Commissioned by TV New Zealand, Spiky Gold Hunters follows a team of six rough and tough free divers as they battle the elements of Southern New Zealand to deliver the gastronomic equivalent of ‘gold’ to fine diners - a sea urchin harvested from the ocean.

A+E Networks UK and The History Channel Iberia for its entertainment channel Blaze and Foxtel/A&E Networks Australia have picked up the observational reality series produced by Pango Productions, as has Viasat World exclusively for Viasat Explore across CEE, Russia CIS and Nordics.

“This has been an amazing journey into a rarely glimpsed world of free-dive fishing in New Zealand,” said Sam Thompson, VP of international distribution and co-productions at LGI Media: “It’s definitely a tough job as we see it but to the divers who are putting their lives on the line there are no guarantees. The stakes are high in this series and the environment is harsh. We think viewers are going to go in for these guys because the danger is real, and they love it so much.”

Bailey Mackey, CEO of Pango Productions, added: “This project has been a passion of mine for years and combines two of my great loves - diving and storytelling. Iíve long held the view that New Zealand has all the elements for an international franchise such as Spiky Gold Hunters. Combined with beautiful scenery, authentic characters and the intrinsic danger element, you have an incredible series which audiences around the world will love just as we do.”