Planet Earth II


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 technology chief outlines UHD TV priorities

A combination of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Wider Colour Gamut (WCG), rather than higher resolution and higher frame rates (HFR), will be the key to the success of UHD TV, and the BBC will adopt technologies that ensure all its licence fee payers are able to view the content it produces, according to Andy […]

BBC and Snapchat team for Planet Earth II

BBC Worldwide will launch exclusive Planet Earth II content on Snapchat a day ahead of its linear airing. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has joined forces with Snap Inc. and new content from the blue chip factual show will be available to view on mobile devices in the US and Canada. The linear […]

BBC hails the ‘biggest year ever’ for iPlayer

The BBC has revealed that 2016 was the “biggest year ever” for the iPlayer with an average of 243 million monthly requests.  The BBC said that October and November saw the highest average number of daily requests the BBC iPlayer has ever seen, with 11.7 million in each month. Unveiling official iPlayer numbers, the corporation […]

BBC launches HDR trial of Planet Earth II with HLG technology

The BBC has begun making its flagship natural history series Planet Earth II available in 4K HDR to a limited number of BBC iPlayer users. Viewers with a compatible connected UHD TV can open up their iPlayer app and view a four-minute HDR clip of the show in 4K resolution. The BBC iPlayer test footage […]

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 […]