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BBC announces WDR “Oceans” copro

BBC Worldwide announced at MIPCOM on Oct. 17 that German public service broadcaster WDR will be a copro partner on the BBC Natural History Unit’s forthcoming blue chip series Oceans. ...
October 17, 2016

BBC Worldwide announced at MIPCOM on Oct. 17 that German public service broadcaster WDR will be a copro partner on the BBC Natural History Unit’s forthcoming blue chip series Oceans. The deal continues a relationship between the two companies, with WDR being the home of Africa and Wild Atlantic.

Oceans is executive produced by James Honeyborne and builds on the BBC’s quickly growing underwater filmmaking portfolio, which was epitomized by 2001′s multi-award-winning Blue Planet (pictured). Oceans is due to be delivered in 2017. MIPCOM delegates will be the first to have an opportunity to see a scene from the 7 x 50 minute series on Oct. 18 (1:30 pm to  2:45 pm Palais Auditorium K) following BBC Worldwide’s premiere of Planet Earth II

Oceans draws on new filmmaking techniques that were not available at the time Blue Planet was shot, including new gyro-stabilized aerial systems, remotely operated submarines, 4K digital resolution, and new marine tracking techniques, all of which will capture the wonders of the world’s largest living space.

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Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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