Over Atlanten, the Danish version of the Rabbit Films original format Over the Atlantic premiered on Kanal 5 Denmark (Discovery Networks) on Thursday 21stMarch with a 7.9% total share and 20.5% share in the commercial 21-50 demo. The finished episodes of the Danish 8 x 60 min series will also be available in the other Nordic countries via Discovery’s online service DPlay. The show is produced by Strong Productions (NENT).
“Over the Atlantic is a great format, which is quite genuine, unlike many other adventure programs. You get close to the participants and really sense that there is something at stake. The program shows both an inner and outer journey, where we get close to the participants and discover new sides of them. We sent six celebrities, who didn’t know each other, across the Atlantic, and the whole trip not to mention the ties they have linked to each other has been a unique experience for them. After returning home, the six celebrities have bought a boat together so that they can continue the adventure at sea. That kind of friendship I don’t think many other programs can create”, says Anne Garlichs, Vice President, Content & Programming, Discovery Networks Denmark.
“We at Strong Productions have been very happy to work on bringing this fantastic format to the Danish market. Both we and the celebrities knew that this journey was a lifetime experience and still we are all amazed just how epic it turned out to be. After overcoming this challenge, the celebrities even bought a boat together. A beautiful ending to a magnificent journey.” stated Producer Louise Runge Erichsen from Strong Productions.
In Over the Atlantic, six celebrities are given a once in a lifetime challenge to sail across the Atlantic Ocean. Week after week they learn how to sail, how to work as a team and how to fight the harsh ocean. Most of all the team is on a journey of self-discovery: who they are and who they want to be as human beings. The ocean has no mercy, they just have to find the way to survive!
In autumn 2017, the first season of the Finnish version Atlantin yli was a big success, ultimately becoming the highest rated show of all time on TV5 Finland (Discovery Networks)! The whole season had an amazing audience share of 32%. The second Finnish season has been filmed and will premiere in autumn 2019. The show has also been licensed to Kanal 5 Sweden, who will premiere their version in the autumn of 2019, as well as a soon-to-be-released commercial broadcaster in Belgium. Additionally, the show has been optioned in various territories, including France, Spain, the Netherlands and Norway.
“It’s been a great pleasure for us to partner with both Strong Productions and Discovery Denmark. We’re truly happy how well they have adapted our format into the Danish version and are looking forward to the other localized versions to premiere later this year.” commented Jonathan Tuovinen, Head of International at Rabbit Films.
Watch the premiere episode here via DPlay