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Promotion of ‘Ocean Vet’ TV series is stepped up

Neil Burnie has moved a crucial step closer to securing a backer for his underwater adventure TV series ‘Ocean Vet'.

In his bid for major network coverage Dr Burnie has just launched a new website to promote the 12 episodes of the series. It was filmed in local waters.

“We are at present looking for two or three major player investors,” the veteran diver told The Royal Gazette. “We have a couple of irons in the fire right now.”

The Endsmeet Animal Hospital vet added: “We've had tentative interest from one of the major five channels in the UK — although I'm not going to say which one just yet.

“We will also have a broadcast specialist marketing company in the UK look at getting a worldwide distribution pre-sale promotion for the major channels like Discovery, National Geographic.

“All the feedback we've had so far has been very positive.”

The site, www.theoceanvet.com, offers synopses of each episode, as well as extolling the natural beauty of Bermuda.

It follows on Dr Burnie's just-released online trailer for the 25-minute pilot episode, which can be viewed at the website of his production company, Gass Productions.

In that short clip, the ‘Ocean Vet' bills Bermuda as “a stunning Atlantic outcrop”, emphasising its remote beauty — along with the Island's “wonderful people, beautiful beaches and warm, tropical waters”.

Close encounter: Neil Burnie faces a 1,500-pound elephant seal in footage shot in Mexico. Dr Burnie is stepping up promotion of a 12-part marine documentary series ‘Ocean Vet' set in Bermuda.

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Published October 24, 2013 at 9:00 am (Updated October 25, 2013 at 4:09 pm)

Promotion of ‘Ocean Vet’ TV series is stepped up

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