BBC Earth to launch on COSMOTE TV

This latest partnership with COSMOTE TV means viewers in Greece will be part of a growing family of audiences globally able to access market leading British, bold, creative content through BBC Earth.Natasha Hussain, General Manager and Vice President of Middle East and Mediterranean at BBC Worldwide
Date: 13.09.2017     Last updated: 13.09.2017 at 10.26
Category: BBC Worldwide
Premium factual channel BBC Earth is set to launch for the first time in Greece on OTE Group’s Pay-TV service COSMOTE TV.

The channel will be available to COSMOTE TV subscribers from 1 October 2017 with all landmark programming subtitled into local language. Later in the year BBC Earth will air the exclusive territory premiere of Blue Planet II, the highly anticipated follow up to Blue Planet, the award-winning series on the world’s oceans that became the most viewed natural history programme in the UK for 15 years until the broadcast of Planet Earth II.

Seeking to inspire audiences by sharing the incredible wonders of our universe, BBC Earth showcases the work of the world’s foremost factual film-makers and will take Greek audiences on a thrilling journey of discovery. From the smallest creature under the microscope to the limitless expanses of space, BBC Earth brings viewers face-to-face with heart-pounding action, mind-blowing ideas and the wonder of being human.

Natasha Hussain, General Manager and Vice President of Middle East and Mediterranean at BBC Worldwide commented: “In an ever changing and competitive media landscape it is increasingly important to have world-class brands and content that are also able to cut through and resonate with audiences locally. The BBC is uniquely positioned as the world leader in natural history and factual film making, with an unparalleled heritage of creating global phenomena like Planet Earth II and Blue Planet. This latest partnership with COSMOTE TV means viewers in Greece will be part of a growing family of audiences globally able to access market leading British, bold, creative content through BBC Earth.

“BBC’s top documentary channel, BBC Earth, premieres for the first time in Greece on COSMOTE TV, offering Greek audiences magnificent TV productions, like the multi-award winning Blue Planet and Blue Planet II. In the upcoming period, new exciting content additions will come to our channels’ line-up for COSMOTE TV subscribers”, said Dimitris Michalakis, COSMOTE TV Executive Director.

 

As well as Blue Planet II, other highlights in the schedule include:

Astronauts: Toughest Job in the Universe

This incredible documentary follows 12 ordinary people as they take on a demanding training regime usually reserved for real-life astronaut candidates.

From piloting skills to life-and-death decisions, the intense training programme pushes the candidates’ bodies, minds and emotions to the limit, all while being assessed by a doctor, a psychologist and legendary astronaut Chris Hadfield – former commander of the International Space Station. The person who impresses the most will receive the ultimate reference: Chris’s backing for their application when the space agencies next take on recruits.

 

Life below Zero Series 5

The series that won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Cinematography for a Reality Programme, Life Below Zero series 5 puts a spotlight on the  the hardy characters who have chosen to live off the grid in one of the toughest areas of the world- Alaska’s unforgiving landscape and climate.

The Weirdest Weathers of the Universe

Using state-of-the-art research and amazing CGI images, this one-off special recreates the most spectacular weather in the Universe. From diamond rain to clouds of molten lava, these are conditions that even the most creative sci-fi writers could never imagine.

The Hunt

BAFTA Award winning series The Hunt comes from the executive producer of Planet Earth and Frozen Planet and explores the dramatic world of predation as never before. This series takes an intimate look at the remarkable strategies of hunters and, in some cases, the hunted, exploring the challenges animals face and the tactics they employ.

 

BBC Earth is the world’s leading natural history and science producer with single landmark titles having been watched by an estimated 500 million globally.

 

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For more information, please contact:

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NOTES TO EDITORS

 

About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally.

 

In 2015/16 BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC.

 

For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage: bbcworldwide.com/annual-review/.

 

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About COSMOTE TV

COSMOTE TV is OTE Group’s pay TV service, currently holding the leading position in Greece . COSMOTE TV offers premium exclusive content via 15 COSMOTE branded channels (CINEMA, SPORT, HISTORY), along with all the major thematic channels. Being the first pay TV platform to launch the new hybrid platform, COSMOTE TV provides advanced on demand services to its entire customer base.