Esh Intermedia is proud to represent audiovisual content that inspires and entertains - for both traditional TV and digital/VOD platforms.

Esh Intermedia is especially proud to represent the program catalog of ORFE, the sales arm of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, in English Canada. ORFE is a leading international distributor of blue-chip 4K content. In addition to its globally recognized UNIVERSUM brand of natural history productions, ORFE's catalog features outstanding concerts and operas, high-end art and history programs, documentaries, formats, drama and children's series as well as specials on health, faith and science.

Here are the latest highlights from the ORFE catalogue:

Greece – The Wild Side

Greece – The Wild Side

2018 – 2 x 00.52.00 -Greece is a land of unique contrasts, with wild animals that have disappeared from the rest of Europe! Archaic relationships, as befits one of Civilization’s sources, and seemingly special powers like Greek Gods! Part 1: The View From The Gods   takes us to isolated places like the Vikos Gorge, Europe’s Grand Canyon and wild mountain streams. Scorpions perform their mating dance, gripping each other’s pincers for hours. At the foot of Meteora monasteries lives the Scheltopusik, a…

Wild Shetland

Wild Shetland

2018 – 00.58.00 – Narrated by Ewen McGregor. From Otters to Puffins, spectacular underwater diving gannets and rarely seen Storm Petrels the climax of this film is a dramatic and exciting Killer Whale hunt where a pod filmed from land and air work together to corner young seals in the breathtaking scenery of these islands. This one hour special draws you in to the sheer beauty and drama of Scotland’s most Northerly Isles – Shetland. 100 miles beyond mainland Britain…

Wild Austria – Created by Water

Wild Austria – Created by Water

2018 – 2 x 52.00 – Part 1: White Water, Blue Water – Part 2: The Flow of Time Austria’s love affair with water has given her unique and amazing lanscapes and biospheres, carved out by Alpine glaciers, ancient seas and mighty rivers, home to iconic animals like eagles, wild boar, ibex, otters and deer. Flowing or solid, water has astonishing power. Glaciers gouge and scrape mountains into bizarre forms over millions, sometimes just thousands of years. Receding, they scoop…

Cuba’s Wild Revolution

Cuba’s Wild Revolution

2018 – 1 x 52.00 – Cuba has some of the richest wildlife in the Caribbean: 3,700 km of pristine coastline, mountain ranges still draped in primeval forest, swamps teeming with moisture-loving creatures – and much of it thrives because of Cuba’s revolution. Decades of socialist government, U.S. embargoes and minimal development have left the island virtually unchanged. This film will feature Cuba’s wildlife where it meets the island’s colonial and revolutionary past, and present: from the clouds of vultures…

Secrets of Squirrels

Secrets of Squirrels

2018-00:52:00 – Everybody loves squirrels, and yet we only know them from their brief visits to ground level. Now, extraordinary HD storytelling shows them in their own environment: high up in the treetops. This documentary examines their intelligence and explores the deadly struggle for dominance between the two main species. The cute and cuddly russet acrobats are so clever they’re drawing increased attention from scientists. Indeed, as they face extinction, they now depend on these scientists for their survival. Grey squirrels…

Wild Caribbean – Rhythms of Life

Wild Caribbean – Rhythms of Life

2017 – 3 x 52:00 Part I:  Predators in Paradise Part II:  Whales and Volcanoes Part III:  Corals and Clouds Predators in Paradise: the Caribbean in spectacular action. From the first frame of a sea turtle snared by a tiger shark, the film alternates between the strategies for survival of both the Hunters and the Hunted. Whales and Volcanoes: when a volcano bursts from the ocean, inviting unique life on to its tropical slopes and black sandy beaches, it creates…

Wild Istanbul

Wild Istanbul

2017 – 00:52:00 The stunning metropolis has a flavor of two continents – Asia and Europe, divided and connected by the Bosphorus straits. Though the Bosporus is one of the world’s busiest shipping routes you can still see three species of dolphin here. For migrating birds it is a toehold as they head north for the European spring. Some animals have come to stay: wild wolves, invading from the east.

Sky River of the Himalayas

Sky River of the Himalayas

2017 – 3 x 52:00 It begins as the world’s highest major river. It thunders through the planet’s biggest gorge and runs through Asia’s hotspots of biodiversity, teeming with wildlife. Uniting with the Ganges, it forms the world’s greatest river delta. Episode One takes us from the glaciers of 8,000-metre peaks, across Tibet’s dry and harsh semi desert with its Chiru antelopes. We descend 3,000 meters through the world’s deepest, longest and still barely explored Tsangpo Gorge. Episode Two continues…

The Canary Islands – Series

The Canary Islands  – Series

2-part-Documentary – 2016 – ORFE – 00:50   These are the Canary Islands – isolated in the Atlantic Ocean off the North-west coast of Africa. Each island is unique with a diversity of terrain and climate – temperate coastlines, scorching deserts, tropical rainforests and frozen, snowcapped mountains. With features of a small continent, supporting one of the richest and most diverse ranges of native species on the planet. Part I: Currents of Life – Wind and Water – transported pioneer…

Wild Ireland

Wild Ireland

Documentary – ORFE – 2016 – 50min. Hanging like an emerald jewel off the western edge of Europe, Ireland has always been a place apart. For millennia it was the boundary of the known world, the last stop for countless animals before they disappeared into the mists of the Atlantic on their ceaseless journeys of life. This film will feature Ireland’s wild wonders as never captured before – from breaching humpback whales off its southern shores, to golden eagles fighting…

Stars and Stripes

Stars and Stripes

2017 – 00:52:00 Why is a baby deer born with white spots – and why do they disappear as it grows? Why is a young wild boar striped? What makes the stripes fade with age? And why is a thrush spotted when it’s young, and striped when it’s older? “Somatolysis” is the answer. This ancient Greek expression means “dissolution of the body”: by changing its shape and contour. For many animals it’s the key to survival in the critical first…

Christmas in Vienna 2018

Christmas in Vienna 2018

2018 – 01.30.00 – “Christmas in Vienna” is and has been, for the last two decades, one of the most prestigious classical concert productions in Europe. Every year, the traditional Christmas event takes places in the glamorous Wiener Konzerthaus and brings together a quartet of the best international vocalists. They recite atmospheric Christmas songs from all over the world, accompanied by the ORF Vienna, Radio Symphonic Orchestra, the Vienna Singing Academy and the Vienna Boys’ Choir. A repertoire of classical…

Springtime in Vienna 2017

Springtime in Vienna 2017

2017 – 01:30:00 The Vienna Symphonic Orchestra’s traditional Springtime concert, conducted by Philippe Jordan and recorded live from the Great Hall of the Vienna Konzerthaus will take you on a musical journey through selected masterpieces of Leonard Bernstein and George Gershwin. The musical highlights of this exceptional concert will be presented by pianist Jean-Yves Thibaudet.