Lightning International Debuts People & Planet Channel


Lightning International has launched People & Planet, a factual channel dedicated to Earth’s wildlife, nature, environment, lands and people.

With content for the whole family, People & Planet features more than 5,000 hours of HD (and 4K) programming, with hundreds of new hours being produced annually across wide-ranging topics that cover all aspects of nature and wildlife, popular science and ancient history alongside travel and adventure.

Highlights in the wildlife space include Nigel Marven’s Wild, Asia’s Deadliest Snakes, Sumatra’s Last Tigers and The Great Elephant Gathering, alongside family science and discovery shows such as Megastructures and Quest.

People & Planet has been launched in partnership between AsiaSat, Lightning International and the U.K. broadcaster Black Cat Global. 

“Nonfiction and factual content have always been a popular genre for audiences around the world, especially programming concerning nature, science, travel, history and human-interest stories,” said James Ross, CEO of Lightning International. “If you are looking for something fresh for your lineup or a channel replacement for an existing bundle, People & Planet can provide your viewers with shows that are engaging, enriching and thought-provoking.”

“We are excited to be working with Lightning International in order to grow the viewership of People & Planet in Asia and to continue to build up the profile of the channel,” said Julian Rigamonti, CEO of Black Cat Global. “Our goal is to provide audiences with content that is not only entertaining but will promote curiosity, inspire critical thinking and foster a sense of exploration and wonder in people of all ages.”