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MIPCOM ’17: The Irwins returning to Animal Planet

Discovery-owned Animal Planet is bringing wildlife conservationists the Irwin family back to its screen. With the new deal announced at MIPCOM Wednesday (Oct. 18), Animal Planet will work with the Irwins ...
October 18, 2017

Discovery-owned Animal Planet is bringing wildlife conservationists the Irwin family back to its screen.

With the new deal announced at MIPCOM Wednesday (Oct. 18), Animal Planet will work with the Irwins to develop and produce television projects that will spotlight the family across its multiple platforms.

The late Steve Irwin, along with his wife Terri, co-hosted the Australian wildlife series The Crocodile Hunter which aired on the network from 1996 to 2007.

The Irwin children, Bindi and Robert, also appeared on the show and since then have gone on to other endeavors, with Bindi working in wildlife conservation and winning a Daytime Emmy Award in 2009 for her Discovery Kids series, Bindi, the Jungle Girl. 

With a curious disposition and love of learning about wildlife, Robert co-hosted the Discovery Kids widlife and science focused-series, Wild But True. Robert also has recently made appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. 

(Photo: Russell Shakespeare)

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Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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