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Planet Earth

BBC Studios content deal with WeAre8

BBC Studios has partnered with WeAre8, the B-Corp social media app, on a distribution deal for BBC Earth content; the first of its kind between the platform and a broadcaster. Launching in January 2024, the three-year commitment will see BBC Studios Social release over 100 clips per year on the WeAre8 social app in the […]

October 31, 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

BAFTA Children & Young People Awards 2022 winners

BAFTA has announced the winners of this year’s BAFTA Children & Young People Awards. Hosted by TV and radio presenter Lindsey Russell, the awards ceremony is a celebration of UK and international content for children and young people spanning film, games and television. The BAFTA winners are: The Snail and the Whale won the BAFTA […]

November 27, 2022

White Spark Pictures sets sail for new Antarctic doc series

White Spark Pictures, the rapidly growing TV and VR production company founded by Briege Whitehead, has been granted exclusive access by the Australian Antarctic Division to join the maiden resupply voyage of its $528 million icebreaker to begin filming a two-hour documentary series, Birth of an Icebreaker: RSV Nuyina. RSV Nuyina (“noy-yee-nah”, which means ‘southern […]

February 1, 2022

Survey: Only Fools and Horses most loved BBC show

Only Fools and Horses has been named the nations most loved BBC television programme of all time, beating the liks of Doctor Who and Planet Earth, following a public vote by The One Show viewers as part of the BBC’s centenary celebrations. Only Fools and Horses star David Jason, speaking to The One Show, said: […]

January 31, 2022

BBC opening digital archive for formal education

Next year, the entire digitised BBC broadcast archive is being made available to students in formal education in the UK. It includes millions of TV and Radio programmes, including interviews and features with almost every major cultural, artistic, political and sporting figure of the last 100 years, as well as iconic dramas and landmark comedy […]

September 22, 2021

discovery+ launching in Jan

Multichannel programmer Discovery has revealed details of its SVoD service, discovery+. Declaring the day to be “very special and historic” for the company, President and CEO David Zaslav confirmed the global launch of what it calls a “definitive” non-fiction, real-life subscription streaming service, debuting in the US on January 4th, 2021. The new service will […]

December 3, 2020By Colin Mann

Attenborough, Zimmer, Dave to front BBC history programme

BBC One is bringing together Sir David Attenborough, world-renowned composer Hans Zimmer and Brit and Mercury Prize-winning rapper Dave for Planet Earth: A Celebration The programme will take viewers on a journey to the wildest places on earth, using eight of the most extraordinary sequences from the Bafta award-winning Planet Earth II and Blue Planet […]

August 3, 2020