Independent TV production company Pernel Media today announces that ZDF Enterprises (ZDFE) has been appointed to distribute its ground-breaking series ‘Monumental Revelations’ in all territories outside France and UK.
‘Monumental Revelations’ (4 x 60’) takes a unique approach in delving into engineering mysteries behind some of the world’s largest and most famous ancient structures. The series reveals the secrets behind the Great Wall of China, Jordan’s archaeological gem Petra, the Incan citadel of Macchu Pichu and the French island commune of Le Mont Saint-Michel.
Each episode explores the history and secrets of the landmarks by observing them from different perspectives of scale – from satellite imagery from space and aerial views right down to macro and microscopic levels. From each perspective, ‘Monumental Revelations’ reveals data that helps shed new light on invisible historical and construction enigmas that have baffled historians for years.
ZDFE, the sales arm of German public broadcaster ZDF, will be presenting the show to buyers to Cannes in Mipcom next month.
This latest news come on the heels of May’s announcement that French DTT channel RMC Découverte had ordered the show.
Samuel Kissous, President of Pernel Media, said: “I am delighted to partner up with ZDFE for the first time on this unique series that has been created to capture the imagination of viewers around the globe.
“Monumental Revelations’ takes a completely new approach to an engineering series. By using innovative zoom-in/zoom-out technology, the show gives viewers better answers to questions about population, geology, architecture and construction.”
Ralf Rueckauer, VP ZDFE.unscripted of ZDF Enterprises, said: “We are impressed by the quality and professionalism of Samuel Kissous and his team. This is the first time we will distribute one of their productions and we hope to work together much closer in the future. Pernel produces many documentaries that fit perfectly into our catalogue at ZDFE.unscripted which focusses on wildlife, science, history and entertainment.”