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BBC factual content for SVT

February 22, 2024

BBC Studios and Swedish national public television broadcaster, Sveriges Television AB (SVT) have announced a new factual content deal that will see over 280 hours of BBC Studios’ factual content on SVT channels and services including SVT1, SVT2, Knowledge Channel and SVT Play.

Titles include the Emmy-award winning series Life Below Zero (Seasons 1-8) which follows the hardy characters who have chosen to live off the grid in one of the toughest areas of the world. Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle (Seasons 1-7) visits people who’ve set up home in some of the most remote locations on Earth.

New series from the BBC Studios Natural History Unit, Mammals, will feature new, never-before-seen behaviours and insights into the most successful animal group in the world. Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster sees Sir David Attenborough and a team of experts unearth an extraordinary fossil of the largest Jurassic predator ever known – the giant pliosaur on the UK coast.

Historical documentaries include Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Story which reveals the hidden story of the real-life spies and traitors embroiled in a deadly game of cat and mouse whilst Julius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator charts the extraordinary story of Julius Caesar’s brutal rise to power.

Science series Earth tells the four-billion-year story of the place we call home, told over five dramatic episodes and factual entertainment show Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job (Season 2) follows media personality Amanda Holden and Comedian Alan Carr as they join forces to bring crumbling Italian homes back to life.

Chris Kinsman, Senior Vice President Factual for EMEA at BBC Studios, commented: “I am delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with SVT through this new agreement. With an extensive range of factual content, from documentaries, factual entertainment to natural history landmarks,  this marks our biggest factual content deal with SVT to date. I can’t wait for their audiences to discover our broad range of high quality factual programming across SVT’s services this year”.

Mikael Österby, Head of Factual Acquisitions at SVT, added: “In this ever changing world of on-demand viewing it is important to have a partner we can trust. This deal with BBC Studios cements our long-standing relationship, providing our audiences with high quality factual shows. At SVT we see that there is a great demand for premium factual – both for binge watching many episodes with series such as Life below zero and Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle as well as cherry picking specialist factual programming including Mammals and Earth. I am excited for SVT audiences to explore and enjoy BBC Studios’ award-winning factual content”.

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