Trio of U.S. Channels to Simulcast Planet Earth II


PASADENA: Next month will see the three-network simulcast premiere of the natural-history series Planet Earth II on BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV in the U.S.

Planet Earth II takes viewers on an exploration of the natural world. The show, narrated by Sir David Attenborough, features ultra HD footage of islands, mountains, jungles, grasslands, deserts and cities from around the globe. It is due to debut on BBC America, AMC and SundanceTV in the U.S. on February 18 at 9 p.m. The following five episodes will air on BBC America on Saturday nights after the premiere.

Planet Earth II is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production co-produced with BBC America. It was first broadcast on BBC One in the U.K. late last year.

Sarah Barnett, the president of BBC America, and Charlie Collier, the president of AMC, SundanceTV and AMC Studios, commented: “Planet Earth II is extraordinary, epic television that connects viewers to our beautiful, shared world. Filmmaking at the highest level, Planet Earth II entertains while celebrating the planet, its creatures and the universal stories that unite and transcend. We are proud to come together to offer a multi-network simulcast of this awe-inspiring television event.”