Esh Intermedia is proud to represent audiovisual content that inspires and entertains - both for traditional and emerging platforms. We offer documentary programs that connect us to human experiences well beyond the boundaries of our own.

Esh Intermedia is especially honoured to represent the outstanding program catalogue of ORFE, the sales arm of the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation, in English Canada. In addition to its striking natural history series UNIVERSUM, ORFE's catalogue also features scripted and unscripted formats, factual and drama series as well as high-end music programs.

Here are the latest highlights from the ORFE catalogue:

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…

Making an Ancient Forest – Kalkalpen National Park

Making an Ancient Forest – Kalkalpen National Park

Documentary – ORFE -2015 – 52min. What if we could turn back the clock and restore Nature to her virgin state? – before man ‘filled the earth and subdued it’ … Kalkalpen National Park was commercial timberland since the Early Middle Ages. Forestry has changed since then, but never as radically as it is changing now. This is probably the hardest decision any forest manager can take: to stop managing – and abandon the work of a hundred generations. However,…

Transhumance – Europe’s Last Nomads

Transhumance – Europe’s Last Nomads

Documentary – 2016 – ORFE – 00:52 Shepherds lead flocks across the Similaun glacier at 2,800 meters in South Tyrol: inexperienced sheep plummet from the hazardous path or freeze to death in snowstorms. Crossing the Alps is the most spectacular trek of a herd in Europe, but not the longest. From Spain’s Extremadura plains, herdsmen and their animals journey for six weeks into the highlands of Cantabria. In Romania sheeps climb from the Danube delta over the Carpathian Mountains all…

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…

The Secret Life of Snakes

The Secret Life of Snakes

Documentary – -2016 – ORFE -00:52:00 This documentary follows the widest variety of creatures in the Mediterranean section of the Danube – like the western green lizard and the Aesculapian snake – the largest lizard and snake in central Europe. The audience is invited to experience the family life of ground squirrels, visit the islands that have their own local species of scorpion, and encounter the praying mantis, the saga pedo and the wasp spider.

Wilderness on the Water – Lake Constance

Wilderness on the Water – Lake Constance

Documentary – 2015 – ORFE – 00:52   No other European destination has as many incoming and out-going “flights” as Lake Constance: it’s the main hub for migratory birds in Western Europe. Over 300 different species pass through every year: that’s more than a quarter of a million birds. Lake Constance is so large that, standing on one shore, the Earth’s curvature prevents you seeing the opposite bank. This body of water is large enough to influence the climate, and…

Re-Sound Beethoven

Re-Sound Beethoven

Documentary – 2015 – ORFE – 00:58:00 The documentary film, “ Re-Sound Beethoven” whisks the viewer away with the orchestra of the Vienna Academy and its musical director, Martin Haselböck, on a musical journey to the original venues in Vienna of the premières and debut performances of Beethoven’s symphonies and other important compositions. How were Beethoven’s orchestral works performed in his lifetime, and what differences are there to today’s practice? Based on numerous anecdotes and descriptions of the performances of…

Christmas in Vienna – 2016

Christmas in Vienna – 2016

Concert – 2016 – ORFE – 01:30:00 – Soloists: Angela Denoke, Vesselina Kasarova, Dmytro Popov, Günter Haumer – Choir: Vienna Boys Choir, Vienna Singing Academy    For more than 20 years “Christmas in Vienna” is one of the most prestigious classical concert productionsin Europe. Every year the traditional Christmas concert 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…

Baroque Treasures – Highlights from Georg Friedrich Händels’s Messiah

Baroque Treasures – Highlights from Georg Friedrich Händels’s Messiah

Large ensemble performance – 2016 – ORFE – 02:03:00   The Bach Consort ensemble presents the festive Easter Concert for the third time. In 2016 the concert takes place in the Klosterneuburg Monastery. Handel’s Messiah is returning to its original première season: Easter time. On the 273rd anniversary of its first performance in London, Handel’s Oratorio will ring out in the Collegiate Church in Klosterneuburg. Conducted by Rubén Dubrovsky, the Bach Consort ensemble will play with the Salzburg Bach Choir…