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Multiple sales for BBC Studios’ Frozen Planet II

October 18, 2022

Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

BBC Studios has announced international sales of its Natural History Unit’s landmark series, Frozen Planet II, presented by Sir David Attenborough.

The six-part series produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and co-produced by BBC AMERICA, the Open University, Migu Video, ZDF, France Télévisions and NHK, has sold to Spain (Movistar+), Italy (Mediaset), Australia (Nine), New Zealand (TVNZ), Portugal (SIC), India (Sony BBC Earth), Sweden (SVT), Finland (YLE), Norway (NRK) and Denmark (DRTV). BBC Earth channels across Asia, Africa, Turkey, Poland, Canada, MENA, Nordics and BBC Player in Malaysia and Singapore will also be premiering the series.

Eleven years after the celebrated first series, Frozen Planet II takes audiences on a journey to the world’s coldest areas – the high mountains, frozen deserts, snowbound forests, and ice-cold oceans to explore the wildlife in these regions. Here, the planet’s most enigmatic animals reign supreme and Frozen Planet II captures these creatures and lands on the cusp of change.

Meanwhile, Hans Zimmer – whose recent work includes Frozen Planet II – will be the focus of a new documentary from the BBC Studios Natural History Unit, titled Hans Zimmer – Hollywood Rebel. This portrait looks back at the life and 40 year career of one of the most prolific and successful cinematic composers of all time. This 60 minute film was presented to buyers during MIPCOM at an exclusive event with Zimmer in attendance. 

Other factual titles on the BBC Studios slate at MIPCOM include the BBC Studios Science Units’ First Contact and How to Live to 101 (w/t) as well as documentary titles including The Louis Theroux Interviews and Fight the Power: How Hip Hop Changed the World.

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