Movistar + among Green planet offers
Broadcasters around the world have signed pre-sale deals with BBC Studios for its upcoming series Natural History Unit The green planet.
Nine Network in Australia, TVNZ in New Zealand, Radio-Canada in Canada, DR in Denmark, NRK in Norway, Movistar + in Spain, ERR in Estonia, LRT in Lithuania, LTV in Latvia, RTVS in Slovenia and Friday in Russia all have resumed the series. BBC Earth channels from Africa, Asia, MENA, Turkey, Canada, Nordic countries and Poland will also broadcast the series.
Presented by David Attenborough, the five-part series was produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit for BBC and PBS, and co-produced by Open University, bilibili, ZDF German Television, France Télévisions and NHK. It is presented as “the first immersive representation of an invisible and interconnected world, full of remarkable new behaviors, emotional stories and surprising heroes in the plant world”.
Louise McNab, Director of Content Sales, said: “The BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit sets the standard for natural history television; considered the leader in its field to consistently deliver timeless, inspiring and must-have global event television.
“The scale and ambition of The green planet It’s incredible; producing new and unique stories of the plant kingdom, our audiences around the world will be immersed in a truly unforgettable experience. “
SBS in Oz deals with DCD
Broadcasters in Australia, Europe, Russia and Canada have acquired new factual programming, following agreements with UK distributor DCD Rights for two of its titles.
SBS in Australia, VRT in Belgium, Geo Television for German-speaking Europe, Viasat World for Central and Eastern Europe, Scandinavia, Russia and the CIS and the Knowledge Network in Canada have all acquired Treasures with Bettany Hughes.
The 6 x 60 minute series, produced by Sandstone Global Productions in association with BBC World News, travels from Gibraltar to Istanbul via Italy, Greece and Malta. Benefiting from unique access and cutting-edge technology, Bettany Hughes lifts the veil on civilization’s most remarkable treasures to investigate human history.
Meanwhile, SBS also took the 4 x 60 minutes Scottish Isles with Ben Fogle, who follows the adventurer as he sets out on a personal pilgrimage through the islands of Scotland to rediscover his own sense of spirituality.
Nicky Davies Williams, CEO of DCD Rights, commented: “We have found that our travel and history programming is particularly sought after by international broadcasters during this difficult time for international travel. And we expect there will be even longer lists of desired places to visit after this inspirational series airing. “
Dutch Features opens pre-sales for war drama
Dutch Features, based in the Netherlands, will launch pre-sales for a new WWII series, The Jewish Council, at MIPCOM next week.
The series is based on the real events and characters involved in the deportation of over 100,000 Dutch Jews during the war. The series will be produced by Alain de Levita, Paula van der Oest and Mark van Eeuwen of Levitate Film for broadcaster EO.
The budget is set at 5 million euros, with initial funding in place via the NPO Fund and the Film Production Incentive of the Netherlands Film Fund.
Pim van Collem, CEO of Dutch Features, commented: “This dramatic story is still urgent today, dealing with universal themes such as survival, betrayal, self-preservation, family and community. We have immense confidence in this high-end production and look forward to starting the international journey of this incredibly relevant project at MIPCOM. “