BBC Showcase Latin America brings new landmark programming to the region from BBC's Natural History Unit, celebrating its 50th year
RIO DE JANEIRO: BBC Worldwide Americas has secured four new sales of the BBC's landmark Emmy® winning natural history series Planet Earth to broadcasters in Latin America.
The latest broadcasters to sign up for the 11-part series are Tele Doce (Uruguay), Canal 11 (Honduras), Canal 11 (Mexico) and Teletica (Canal 7). The new deals bring total Planet Earth sales to 12 in the region over the past year.
Announced today by BBC Worldwide Americas Jose Sanchez at BBC Showcase Latin America in Rio de Janeiro, these new deals confirm the series as the most successful Natural History title BBC Worldwide Americas has sold in Latin America. Previous sales have included TVN (Chile), Globo (Brazil), Ecuavisa (Ecuador).
Filmed in HD Planet Earth one of the most ambitious factual series ever commissioned by the BBC and last week won four Emmy's including Outstanding Nonfiction Series.
A BBC/Discovery/NHK co-production the series was commissioned by the BBC's Natural History Unit, this year celebrating its' 50th anniversary. The unit has been responsible for some of the most renowned natural history programming of modern times including The Blue Planet, Galapagos, Life in the Undergrowth and Life of Mammals.
Commented Neil Nightingale, Head of the BBC's Natural History Unit: "It's always inspiring to know that our programs are watched by audiences around the planet. Whether it is the study of wildlife or land, we aim to bring a greater understanding of our fascinating world to everyone who lives on it. I hope that audiences in Latin America will have the opportunity to share in our programming for centuries to come."
"We're really excited about the new raft of Natural History programming that we're presenting to our customers at BBC Showcase Latin America this year," said Jose Sanchez, Regional VP Latin America, BBC Worldwide Americas.
"Shows including Ganges, Wild China and Life in Cold Blood are outstanding in their production values and teach us so much about life and worlds we would never otherwise know. We are privileged to able bring them to Latin America."
BBC Showcase Latin America is the region's only television market hosted by a single distributor, the show highlights all of BBC Worldwide's businesses in the region with over 200 television executives attending from broadcasters across Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market.
About BBC Worldwide Americas
BBC Worldwide Americas has headquarters in New York, Los Angeles, Toronto and Sao Paulo, and brings together all of BBC Worldwide's businesses in the region. BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). The company exists to maximise the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK licence payer and invest in public service programming in return for rights. The company has six core businesses: Global Channels, Global TV Sales, Content & Production, Home Entertainment, Digital Media and Magazines.