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Sky Nature, Love Nature order Airborne

February 13, 2024

Sky Nature and Love Nature have announced the greenlight of Airborne (4 x 60’), a series that celebrates the unique challenges and ultimate freedom of animals that use the air to survive and thrive. Produced by Humble Bee Films, the series will give viewers a true bird’s-eye view from airborne birds and animals as they catch air for the first time, snatch in-flight meals, navigate crowded skies and soar through some of the most challenging environments on the planet.

Airborne will follow an array of creatures through their trials and triumphs. From great soaring condors to leaping lemurs, from gliding squirrels to buzzing orchid bees – the series will reveal unexpected and fascinating stories of animals who defy gravity and master the air around them in extraordinary ways.

Poppy Dixon, Director of Documentaries and Factual at Sky ,said: “We look to commission exceptional natural history programming that reveals a new lens on our planet. Taking to the air, we are excited to be offering our audiences a thrilling new perspective on the world around us, which we know they will love.”

“Partnering with Sky Nature on this ambitious project allows us the scale to capture breathtaking footage and stories to make this world-class, blue-chip series. We’re also thrilled to deepen our existing content partnership with Sky,” commented Carlyn Staudt, General Manager, Love Nature & Head of Commissioning, Global Media, Blue Ant Media. “The immersive and innovative footage of animals in flight, illustrates Love Nature’s commitment to unlocking fresh and compelling perspectives of wildlife that appeal to audiences around the world.”

“Humble Bee Films is delighted to be working with Love Nature and Sky Nature to produce this immersive natural history series. For many animals, the ability to defy gravity and launch into the air is crucial to their survival and our specialist camera teams will take the viewer right alongside as we go Airborne,” added Stephen Dunleavy, Executive Producer, Humble Bee Films.

Humblebee has also produced Sky Original Secret World of Sound with David Attenborough which will launch on Sky Nature and streaming service NOW on February 25th.

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