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BBC: 10.8m watch Planet Earth III

The first episode of BBC One’s Planet Earth III, presented by Sir David Attenborough, has consolidated at 10.6 miloon after 28 days. This makes it one of the highest rated programmes of the year across all genres, only beaten by The Coronation programming (Ceremony, Concert and Celebration), Eurovision and Happy Valley. Jack Bootle, Head of […]

November 28, 2023

Planet Earth III sees success with international buyers

BBC Studios has announced strong international pre sales of the third instalment of its Natural History Unit’s BAFTA award-winning series, Planet Earth, presented by Sir David Attenborough. The eight-part series produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and co-produced by BBC America, ZDF and France Télévisions in partnership with The Open University has sold to: […]

October 17, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Attenborough returns for Planet Earth III

BBC Studios Natural History Unit has confirmed that Sir David Attenborough will present Planet Earth III, the third instalment of the landmark wildlife series. Mike Gunton, Executive Producer, commented: “Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series. As ever, he has brought his huge enthusiasm and […]

September 1, 2023

Apple TV+ unveils second season of Prehistoric Planet

Apple TV+ has shared the first-look teaser for the second season of award-winning natural history series “Prehistoric Planet,” from executive producers Jon Favreau and Mike Gunton and BBC Studios Natural History Unit (“Planet Earth”), narrated by Sir David Attenborough. Set to debut globally in a five-day, week-long event on Apple TV+ starting on May 22nd, […]

April 18, 2023

BBC orders Attenborough and the Giant Sea Monster

BBC Factual has announced Attenborough and the Giant Sea Monster (working title), a 60’ film for BBC One and iPlayer, made by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and co-produced by PBS and the WNET Group. Following on from the success of Wild Isles, Sir David Attenborough is now turning his attention to explore more about […]

April 11, 2023

Prime Video acquires Wild Isles

Prime Video has acquired the rights to Wild Isles, the nature documentary series narrated by Sir David Attenborough, in a deal negotiated by distributor Banijay Rights. All episodes will be available on April 21st, in time for Earth Day. Wild Isles will premiere exclusively on Prime Video in more than 240 countries and territories worldwide […]

April 7, 2023

Multiple sales for BBC Studios’ Frozen Planet II

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), […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Attenborough fronts new UK wildlife series for BBC

Sir David Attenborough will present Wild Isles (working title), a new five part natural history series from Silverback Films for BBC One and iPlayer. Co-produced by The Open University, the RSPB and WWF, and filmed over three years, the series uses the latest technology to capture dramatic new behaviour, from battling butterflies to hunting sea […]

August 16, 2022

BBC iPlayer adds archive Attenborough shows

A number of classic Sir David Attenborough documentaries have returned to BBC iPlayer from the archive. These include Lost Worlds, Vanished Lives, Attenborough’s series about fossils and palaeontology, which has not been shown on the BBC since 1989, as well as seminal 1990 series The Trials Of Life. Much of the later Life series is […]

June 9, 2022

BBC Studios content on Vuulr marketplace

Vuulr, the online content marketplace for film and TV, has announced that BBC Studios has signed an agreement to list over 3,000 hours of its premium British content on the Vuulr marketplace, with more being made available in the coming months. BBC Studios’ library of premium Documentary, Comedy, Factual Entertainment and Lifestyle content will be […]

June 8, 2022