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Frozen Planet gets warm welcome

BBC Worldwide has sold its natural history series Frozen Planet to 12 international broadcasters.

The series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, has been picked up by a host of broadcasters across Europe as well as Australia’ Nine Network, NHK in Japan and TVNZ in New Zealand.

In Scandinavia, the series will air on YLE (Finland), DR (Denmark), and SVT (Sweden). Elsewhere, VRT in Belgium, NPO in the Netherlands, Rai in Italy and Russia’s Channel 1 are also on board.

The seven-episode series is set to air on the BBC in the UK this autumn and is a coproduction between the BBC, Discovery, Antena 3, ZDF, The Open University and Skai.

Steve Macallister, president and MD for BBC Worldwide Sales and Distribution, said: “Frozen Planet, the latest offering from BBC Earth, is nothing short of phenomenal and it’s no surprise to me that so many broadcasters have snapped it up before it has even gone to air.”

The series was previously picked up by Central China Television and will form part of the BBC natural history slate at Mipcom.

Great Barrier Reef, from the producers of Wild China and Planet Earth, is also available, along with new CGI series Planet Dinosaur, which is currently airing on BBC1.


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