Ahead of MIPCOM, BBC Worldwide ANZ have announced program sales to Nine and Ten for a several Natural History titles, along with two new science series to the ABC.
A package deal for Nine includes a pre-sale for landmark wildlife series The Hunt, a new program from the executive producer of Planet Earth and Frozen Planet, Alistair Fothergill. In addition, Nine Network has also purchased other new titles: Atlantic, Animal Super Parents and Nature’s Weirdest Events, as well as library titles Frozen Planet, Life In Cold Blood and The Blue Planet.
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Ten has purchased Shark, as well as the third series of Natural Curiosities, and two Sir David Attenborough documentaries, Attenborough’s Fabulous Frogs and Attenborough’s Big Birds. The package also includes the popular Africa series, Planet Earth and Tiger: Spy In the Jungle.
ABC has bought two landmark science series as pre-sales: Forces of Nature, which presents a breathtaking tour of what lies beyond Earth’s beauty and the deeper truths about the forces that govern our planet, and 9 Months That Made You which tells the story of how we are made, from the moment of conception to birth.
Irene Read, director of TV sales for BBC Worldwide ANZ, says: “There’s great demand for top factual landmarks and I’m delighted to head to MIPCOM with some key sales of our leading titles to local Australian broadcasters.”
This year BBC Worldwide is heading to MIPCOM with a diverse range of factual content spanning Science, Natural History and History. Natalie Humphreys, the BBC’s controller of factual and daytime production, will also deliver a keynote presentation on Wednesday 7 October (09:15-10:30am/6.15-7.30pm Sydney time) highlighting BBC Worldwide’s most spectacular and eagerly anticipated documentaries.
Mark Reynolds, director of factual content, BBC Worldwide, said: “International buyers can look forward to a wealth of new content at Cannes with awe-inspiring programmes that truly showcase the very best offerings from our factual catalogue. Natalie’s presentation will also provide a unique insight into the production behind some of our top factual content”.