BBCWW sends BBC Earth to Spain, Belgium

BBC Worldwide is bringing branded blocks of BBC Earth programming to Spain's Canal+ 1 and Belgium's VRT-owned channel Eén.
August 6, 2015

BBC Worldwide is bringing branded blocks of BBC Earth programming to channels in Western Europe.

The two deals for BBC Earth will provide Canal+ 1 in Spain and VRT-owned channel Eén in Dutch-speaking Belgium with unprecedented access to BBC Earth programming and territory premieres for natural history and premium factual content.

The BBC Earth branded block launched across Spain in June with the premiere of Sharks (pictured), a two-part documentary examining the king fish’s diversity and secret lives.

Meanwhile, BBC Earth programming is to launch this autumn across the VRT-owned Eén in Flanders, the northern region of Belgium. Series set to premiere across the channel include Life Story, a six-part docuseries spotlighting the animal kingdom’s dangerous journey from birth to parenthood; and Africa, a five-part series exposing intimate encounters with African wildlife.

“It is a key part of our strategy to bring the highest-quality content and the BBC Earth brand to wider audiences across Western Europe and securing these BBC Earth blocks highlights our long-standing partners’ commitment to our programming,” said Tobi de Graaff, executive VP of Western Europe for BBC Worldwide, in a statement.

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.