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MIPCOM Picks 2012: Earth From Space

This two-hour special provides a new window upon our little corner of the universe, courtesy of cutting-edge technology that turns raw satellite data into computer-generated imagery to depict natural events.
September 25, 2012

Partners: Darlow Smithson and Handel Productions in association with Shocks of Mighty for WGBH/’Nova’ and Discovery Channel Canada; distributed by Endemol Worldwide Distribution

Length: 1 x 2 hours

Aired: May 2012 (Canada)

Rights available: All rights worldwide except U.S. and Canada

This two-hour special provides a new window upon our little corner of the universe, courtesy of cutting-edge technology that turns raw satellite data into computer-generated imagery to depict natural events. Through the satellite images, the invisible processes that govern our planet’s weather and indeed, our eco-systems, are shown in vivid detail. Here we see hurricanes whirl into shape, solar storms puncturing the Earth’s magnetic field, and other eye-popping examples of the interconnectivity between unseen forces that all add up to make our world work.

About The Author
Selina Chignall joins the realscreen team as a staff writer. Prior to working with rs, she covered lobbying activity at Hill Times Publishing. She also spent a year covering the Hill as a journalist with iPolitics. Her beat focused on youth, education, democratic reform, innovation and infrastructure. She holds a Master of Arts in Journalism from Western University and a Honours Bachelor of Arts from the University of Toronto.

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