After the runaway success of its dramatic India-based, 'Leopards of Bollywood'
on the real- life leopard attacks in Maharashtra, National Geographic Channel
(NGC), is planning to 'cherry-pick' incidents from the country and produce
them locally, for trelecasting across its 170 network nations across the
to Charath Narasimhan, NGC India's vice president, marketing, "India
is an important destination as far as content development and production
is concerned and NGC is taking steps to increase our production capabilities
from the country." Therefore, the channel is planning to produce content
that are India-specific and is of importance to other countries on its network.
Localisation of content, including shooting, dubbing or providing voice-overs,
is slated to be the key of producing of these documentaries.
in India and stories about India are the basis on which the content would
be produced, which would also have a global relevance, he said. .The content
that is intended to be developed would include the wildlife, history and
other documentaries, to be produced either on a documentary platform or
on a productive platform.
hour-long special programme, `Leopards of Bollywood' follows Prakash Thosre,
chief conservator of forests, Pune, on his mission to track down the beasts
in Junnar district of the state.
NGC has no plans to make documentaries in regional languages
and is planning to stick with the English and Hindi versions it presently
makes narrative documentaries in.