BBC Worldwide Announces new pre-sales for Planet Earth II ahead of MIPCOM premiere

The original Planet Earth set the standard for natural history television, captivating a global audience of over half a billion people and selling to 240 territories around the world. Ten years on, Sir David Attenborough and the team return with, dare I say, an even more compelling insight into our natural world, taking viewers to places that simply haven’t been accessible until nowPaul Dempsey, President Global Markets, BBC Worldwide
Date: 11.10.2016     Last updated: 11.10.2016 at 09.48
Category: BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide has announced new presales for the highly anticipated landmark series Planet Earth II ahead of Mipcom 2016.

The six-part natural history series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, has been licensed to Radio and Television Slovakia (Slovakia), Telefonica (Spain), TVP (Poland), along with Japanese broadcaster NHK, who will be an ‘in association with’ partner in Japan. The series will be shown on BBC Earth channels in South Africa, The Nordics, Central and Eastern Europe and Poland.

These join previously announced sales to SVT (Sweden) and DR (Denmark), and Mediaset, an ‘in association with’ partner in Italy. A BBC Studios production, Planet Earth II is co-produced by BBC America (US), ZDF (Germany) and France Télévisions.

A world premiere of Planet Earth II will be held at Mipcom on 18th October (Auditorium K, Level 4, 13:30 – 14:45) with an introduction from Mike Gunton, Creative Director of Factual and the Natural History Unit, and BBC Producer Elizabeth White. Following the premiere, delegates will be amongst the first to have an opportunity to see an enchanting scene from Ocean (6 x 50’), a series that builds on the BBC’s reputation for underwater film-making, epitomized by 2001’s multi award-winning Blue Planet.

Paul Dempsey, President Global Markets, BBC Worldwide said: “The original Planet Earth set the standard for natural history television, captivating a global audience of over half a billion people and selling to 240 territories around the world. Ten years on, Sir David Attenborough and the team return with, dare I say, an even more compelling insight into our natural world, taking viewers to places that simply haven’t been accessible until now.”

Planet Earth II reveals our planet from a completely new perspective using significant advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world. Travelling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, the series explores the unique characteristics of Earth’s most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them.

Also on the natural history slate is Wild West (3 x 50’), a landmark series that explores the scorching hot deserts, red rock canyon lands, giant snow-capped mountains, and rugged shorelines of North America.

For more information:

Kate Jones

Communications Officer, BBC Worldwide

Tel: +44 (0)7734871995

Email: kate.jones@bbc.com

 

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Planet Earth II (6 x 50' & 1 x 50')

A decade ago, Planet Earth redefined natural history filmmaking, giving us the ultimate portrait of life on Earth. Ten years on, the unprecedented advances in both filming technology and our understanding of the natural world means we can once again reveal our planet from a completely new perspective. In one of the most ambitious landmark series to date, Planet Earth II allows us to experience the world from the viewpoint of the animals themselves. Travelling through jungles, deserts, mountains, islands, grasslands and cities, this series explores the unique characteristics of Earth’s most iconic habitats and the extraordinary ways animals survive within them. New technology has allowed individual stories to be captured in an unparalleled level of detail. For the first time viewers are immersed in incredible landscapes and share the most dramatic moments in the lives of animals. From spellbinding wildlife spectacle to intimate encounters, Planet Earth II will take you closer than ever before.

A BBC Studios production co-produced with BBC America, ZDF and France Télévisions

 

Wild West (3 x 50’)

A legendary land known for its scorching hot deserts, red rock canyon lands, giant snow-capped mountains, and rugged shorelines. Welcome to America’s Wild West, home to a vibrant cast of tricksters, pioneers and outlaws, from the shrewd coyote to the feisty hummingbird, the mighty blue whale to the spirited mustang. This series explores this fascinating area of North America – the canyonlands, the high country and the shores. It reveals how these three radically different worlds were formed, the forces that shape them today and how life has found brave and enterprising ways to survive.

A BBC In-House production