BBC Studios Expands Offering in Japan


BBC Studios has struck deals with Disney, NHK and Warner Bros. Discovery to bolster its content offering for audiences across Japan.

The new lineup for Animal Planet includes Secrets of the Jurassic Dinosaurs, exploring a dinosaur graveyard in Wyoming; A Perfect Planet, featuring David Attenborough; Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster, which is also set to air on NHK; and Dinosaur Apocalypse, filmed in South Dakota.

Season 13 of The Great British Bake Off will debut in Japan on Dlife, along with Junior Bake Off seasons three and four. Hey Duggee season four will air on Disney Junior.

Disney audiences will also have access to the first season of Hey Duggee, season 14 of The Great British Bake Off and more.

Cheryl Png, VP of distribution for Southeast Asia, South Korea and Japan at BBC Studios Asia, said, “We are thrilled to be expanding our content offering in Japan with these great partnerships. We know there is huge appetite for BBC Natural History programming in Japan and a fascination for dinosaur content, so we are excited to see how all of the dinosaur focused series that we are launching, including Secrets of the Jurassic Dinosaurs and Dinosaur Apocalypse, resonate with audiences. BBC Studios is known for its premium content, powerful storytelling and the ability to connect with a global audience, and I am looking forward to this range of titles showcasing the depth and breadth of our offering.”