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PBS takes to the skies this fall for “Life From Above”

American pubcaster PBS is providing a bird’s eye view of the enduring struggle to survive on planet Earth with the fall premiere of its four-part natural history series Life From ...
September 19, 2019

American pubcaster PBS is providing a bird’s eye view of the enduring struggle to survive on planet Earth with the fall premiere of its four-part natural history series Life From Above.

Each hour-long episode shares the intimate stories of our planet from the perspective of space. The series will offer a rare look at Earth, its landscapes and exotic patterns, the everyday lives of its wildlife and human inhabitants, and the forces that continue to shape and change our world.

Life From Above is a BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit production for PBS, BBC and Tencent Penguin Pictures and a BBC partnership with the Open University.

The series is executive produced by Jo Shinner with Chloe Sarosh as series producer and Barny Revill as series director. Craig Hunter is commissioning editor for the BBC; Bill Margol is executive in charge for PBS.

“Our mantra from the get-go was to see what can satellite imaging add to the natural history genre that feels fresh, revelatory and from a new perspective,” said Shinner in a statement. “The result is like having an exclusive ring-side view on how the planet works and the secrets hidden in its remote corners.”

Funding for Life From Above is provided by the Anne Ray Foundation.

Life From Above premieres Oct. 23 at 10 p.m. ET/PT on PBS, PBS.org and the PBS video app.

About The Author
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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