Case study: Planet Earth Live

Tim Scoones, executive producer of Planet Earth Live, talks about the ground breaking new production from the BBC Natural History Unit in Bristol.

Planet Earth Live draws on recent innovations in live production and brings them to the traditional nature show production. Once a format that required years of development, production and post production, Planet Earth Live was produced in a live environment with an immediate online presence, paving the way in multiplatform production on nature shows.

"The technical set up was nothing short of phenomenal." – Tim Scoones

Uniquely, Planet Earth Live was able to capture the animals' lives as they unfolded, leading to a deep characterisation of the show's stars and giving the audience the chance to really connect with the world they were watching.

Tim discusses presenter choice and the technical set up which involved cameras and teams across thirteen time zones in six different countries.