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BBC Studios renews Qatar Airways deal

May 29, 2024

BBC Studios has announced the renewal of its longstanding partnership with Qatar Airways. The agreement will see an enhanced BBC-branded offering for Qatar passengers, with over 20-hours of BBC Earth content, including the BBC’s blue-chip natural history productions, added to the airline’s in-flight entertainment service, Oryx One. BBC Earth titles will sit alongside a BBC Kids section and BBC drama.

The  new BBC Earth Branded Block section on Qatar Airways will feature 8-hours of natural history productions. These include stories of life on our planet as told through cameras in space Earth From Space; dramatic landscapes, stunning wildlife and unique culture in Wild Scandinavia, Serengeti a wildlife docuseries following different species in the Serengeti region of Africa, and Mountains: Life Above The Clouds which follows the extraordinary animals and remarkable people who live in the greatest mountain ranges in the world. Landmark series Dynasties, Seven Worlds, One Planet, The Green Planet and Planet Earth III (pictured) narrated by Sir David Attenborough are also presented as part of the wider BBC Earth & BBC Masterbrand content.

The BBC Kids branded space which launched on Qatar Airways in December 2022, will continue to keep pre-schoolers, older children and their carers entertained with global hits including the second most streamed show in the US in 2023 Bluey, the loveable Hey Duggee  and the adventure-seeking Go Jetters who soar around the planet fixing environmental problems. Other titles include Deadly 60, Garden Tales, Horrible Histories, Jamie Johnson, JoJo and Gran Gran, Kit and Pup, My Pet and Me, Popularity Papers, Ranger Hamza’s Eco Quest, Steve and Aneeshwar Go Wild, Supertato and Swashbuckle.

Hours of premium drama produced by BBC Studios have also been added to Oryx One, giving passengers the opportunity to enjoy entire boxsets of popular drama. This includes Season 3 of Sally Wainwright’s police drama Happy Valley, all 4 episodes of high-pressure kitchen drama Boiling Point, and the latest seasom of Death in Paradise, a crime drama set on the fictional Caribbean island of Saint Marie.

Zina Neophytou, SVP Out of Home & BBC News Commercial Development at BBC Studios said: “Qatar Airways have been a key licensee of BBC Studios content for many years and we are very proud that this latest agreement gives Qatar passengers an enhanced BBC experience for their passengers, ranging from blue-chip national history unit productions, to some of the most streamed children’s programmes.”

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