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Debmar-Mercury Nature Series Clear 70 Percent of U.S.

Feb 28, 2006  •  Post A Comment

Debmar-Mercury has cleared a 90-minute block of syndicated nature programming in more than 70 percent of the country and has also cleared the half-hour weekly “National Geographic’s Really Wild Animals” in 70 percent of the U.S. Both sales constitute FCC-mandated educational and informational programming.

The 90-minute block-which consists of 26 weekly half-hour first-run episodes and 26 “best-of” episodes of “Animal Atlas” and 26 original half-hour episodes of “Safari Tracks”-has been cleared to air on all Fox owned-and-operated stations, as well as some Raycom and Tribune stations. “National Geographic’s Really Wild Animals” has been cleared on all Viacom stations and selected Fox, Tribune and Raycom stations.

“Really Wild Animals” includes 26 weekly half-hour episodes.

“Atlas” and “Safari” are produced by Long Needle Entertainment. “Atlas” recently completed its second season and will premiere its third season this fall. “Safari” has completed its first season and will premiere its second season in the fall.