Discovery Communications has announced that it will launch its upcoming natural history series Life across seven of its networks in a simulcast on March 21. The ambitious series is a coproduction from the BBC and Discovery, also the team behind the landmark Planet Earth series. It will have its two-hour premiere via TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery, Planet Green and Discovery Health Channel, with subsequent episodes airing only on Discovery Channel. ‘Planet Earth captivated the world unlike any other natural history series before or since… until now,’ said Clark Bunting, president and general manager, Discovery Channel and president, Science Channel, in a statement. ‘Life embodies Discovery’s 25-year mission to satisfy viewers’ curiosity about the world and its inhabitants. We want to give as many viewers as possible the opportunity to experience Life in its premiere telecast; we are confident they will be astounded.’ Look for more on the behind-the-scenes production of the series in the upcoming March/April issue of realscreen.