BBC Worldwide takes “Human Planet” around the world

The natural history copro from Discovery Channel and France Televisions has been sold to various territories including Japan, Italy and Thailand.
February 25, 2011

BBC Worldwide has announced 22 sales of the eight-part natural history series Human Planet to assorted international territories.

Japan (WOWOW), Italy (RAI), Israel (IBA), Slovakia (RTV Slovak), Spain (Wanda Films) and Thailand (Thai PBS) are among the regions that have bought the series, a copro between Discovery Channel and France Televisions. The John Hurt-narrated series has also been sold to Australia (ABC), Belgium (VRT), China (CCTV), Cyprus (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation), Denmark (Danmarks Radio), Dubai (BBC Arabic Service), Finland (YLE), India (BBC India Entertainment), Iran (IRIB), Ireland (RTE), Latin America (Discovery Latin America), Netherlands (NPO), Norway (NRK), Serbia (RTS Belgrade), Singapore (SingTel) and Sweden (SVT).

The sales were announced in advance of the BBC Showcase program market taking place in Brighton this weekend. Other series to be featured will include Frozen Planet (6 x 50 minutes), Earthflight (6 x 50 minutes), The Bear Family and Me (3 x 50 minutes), Madagascar (3 x 50 minutes), Nature’s Miracle Babies (5 x 50 minutes) and The Truth about Lions (2 x 50 minutes).

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