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Dinosaurs let loose across the globe!

BBC Worldwide property, DinoSapien, is celebrating international success after being sold to South Africa (SABC), Norway (NRK) and Holland (NOS) taking the total number of sales to 12 broadcasters across the globe.


Since its launch onto the international stage at BBC Showcase 2007, DinoSapien has been acquired in Hong Kong, Israel, Latin America, Canada, Greece, Spain, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia and Australia proving that the appeal of dinosaurs will never become extinct.


DinoSapien is filmed in high definition and uses a gripping mix of live action, CGI technology and original sound made from scratch to bring the larger than life prehistoric reptiles to screens.


Gill Pritchard, Director of Children's, BBC Worldwide said: "I'm delighted that children across the globe will have the opportunity to enter into the world of this magical dinosaur adventure."


Series Executive Producer Rick Siggelkow says: "Dinosaurs appeal to kids of all ages around the world.  They may be extinct, but thanks to BBC Worldwide's sales team children's love of dinosaurs lives on in DinoSapien."


Dinosapien is a BBC Worldwide/CCI Entertainment co-production in association with Discovery Kids and CBBC.



Notes to Editors:

Filmed using the latest CGI technology, DinoSapien tells the story of 15 year old Lauren, whose father mysteriously disappears during a fossil expedition in the Canadian Badlands. When Lauren and her friends stumble upon a temporary portal they discover that dinosaurs continue to exist in an underground world and that they may hold the secret to her father's disappearance.


During its summer broadcast on CBBC this year, DinoSapien was frequently rated in the Top 10 of most watched children's programmes, hitting the number two slot in week ending 8th July.  (Source: Broadcast magazine 13th July)

The show also pulled in healthy viewing figures on Discovery being the highest rated show on 4 out of 5 weekends in the channel's Saturday afternoon slot.


DinoSapien director David Winning has received two awards: a silver plaque for special achievement in direction at the Chicago International Film Festival and a gold award at WorldFest Houston for television direction.



Lisa Barker



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