BBC Earth


BBC Earth launches across MENA, CBeebies debuts in Turkey

Factual channel BBC Earth is due to launch across the Middle East and North Africa region through the beIN direct-to-home satellite service on April 5. The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, announced the deal and said that BBC Earth will extend its distribution in Turkey by launching via operator Digiturk on the same day. At […]

BBC Earth launching in Greece

BBC Worldwide is launching its BBC Earth channel in Greece on OTE Group-owned pay TV service Cosmote TV. The channel will be available from the beginning of October via all Cosmote TV packages, and will also be available via the Cosmote TV Go TV everywhere service and the Cosmote Replay TV catch-up offering. The launch […]

BBC Worldwide channels launch on Polish OTT service

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’ channel featuring a mix of factual entertainment programming, including Top Gear, to its Ipla Rozrywka and Ipla Wiedza News Rozrywka packages. The OTT TV service is also offering natural history […]

Youku buys giant screen BBC Earth films

China’s Youku has bought five giant screen BBC Earth films that will be made available on TV channels and mobiles. Earthflight, Incredible Predators, Tiny Giants, Walking with Dinosaurs, and Wild Africa will be broadcast in HD on Youku digital platforms, which include a streaming service with 500 million active monthly users. Youku also gains rights […]

BBC looking to develop haptic VR and AR experiences

BBC Earth is looking to experiment with ‘haptic’ virtual reality experiences – involving a sense of touch as well as sight and hearing – and augmented reality experiences with information and graphics overlaid on video sequences, according to Charlotte Jones, executive producer at BBC Earth Productions. Interviewed by James Kotecki for C Space Studio at […]

BBC Earth teams up with Oculus for natural history VR experiences

BBC Worldwide’s naturally history service BBC Earth has struck a partnership with virtual reality outfit Oculus to launch three new VR experiences. The experiences will enable users to become immersed in the daily life of a caracal cat, an oogpister beetle and black bears. All three virtual reality experiences will be released separately on Oculus […]

BBC, Blue Ant launching Earth channel

BBC Worldwide and Blue Ant are rolling out the BBC Earth channel in Canada. The commercial arm of the UK pubcaster and the Canadian programmer and channel operator will launch the high-end factual net on January 24. The launch line-up will include hit series Planet Earth II and The Hunt. The HD net will replace […]

Sony BBC Earth launches in India

BBC Worldwide has teamed with Sony subsidiary Multi Screen Media India to launch its premium factual channel BBC Earth in the country. The Indian version of the channel will be called Sony BBC Earth and be an HD offering going available in Tamil, English and Hindi across India.  MSM will be the majority partner in the […]

BBC Worldwide launches new channels in South Africa

BBC Worldwide is launching its three new channel brands in Africa for the first time with a three-channel launch on DStv in South Africa. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has revamped its channels offering across three core brands, fact-ent service BBC Brit, factual offering BBC Earth and premium drama service BBC First. […]

BBC Earth deals for Belgium and Spain

BBC Worldwide has signed deals to broadcast a branded block of BBC Earth content via public broadcaster VRT in Flanders, Belgium, and on Canal+ 1 in Spain. The factual content block will be available in the Dutch speaking part of Belgium on the public channel Eén from this autumn. The block on Canal+ 1 in […]

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