BBC Earth Programming Block Set for BBC Knowledge Rollout


LONDON: BBC Knowledge has slotted the new programming block BBC Earth to begin rolling out this March in Australia, with further launches planned for Asia, Africa, Scandinavia and a host of other territories.

The block will first make its debut on BBC Knowledge in Australia on March 4, launching with the landmark series Planet Earth. The block then heads to Asia for a March 31 with Planet Earth and Wild China. Poland receives the block on April 3 with Nature’s Great Events, before it heads to Africa and Scandinavia on May 8. BBC Earth programming will also be featured on BBC Knowledge in Italy and New Zealand as of March 2011. Further programming for the natural history block includes South Pacific, Galapagos, Life in the Undergrowth, Life in Cold Blood and Life of Mammals.

David Weiland, BBC Worldwide Channels’ senior VP of programming and TV channels, said, “The launch of BBC Earth on BBC Knowledge marks an exciting new era for the BBC’s international networks. The BBC’s ground-breaking Natural History content now has an exclusive home back on the BBC internationally and we hope BBC Earth will become a regular weekly destination that will captivate and entertain our viewers, bringing them closer to the natural world than ever before.”