A team of former BBC wildlife producers, responsible for shows such as David Attenborough’s The Life of Birds and Big Cat Diary, is launching a new internet TV channel.
Former BBC natural history producer Fergus Beeley and former Sky Sports general manager and Tiscali MD of content strategy in the UK, Jonathan Sykes, are working on the project, called The Nature Conservation Channel.
The Bristol-based web net is being set up in partnership with Bristol post-production house Films at 59 and will focus on wildlife and conservation projects, airing short films and live broadcasts.
The channel is currently working with the WWF to trial simultaneous live-streams from various locations around the world, and will highlight the work of non-governmental organisations. Content on the channel will be subtitled into various languages and will be accessible online and through mobile devices such as iPad and iPhone.