Sweden’s SVT acquires 280-hour BBC Studios factual package

David Attenborough And The Jurassic Sea Monster (Source: BBC Studios)

Swedish public broadcaster, Sveriges Television AB (SVT) has struck a deal with BBC Studios for the rights to more than 280 hours of factual programming to air across its platforms.

BBC Studios’ factual content will be available on SVT channels and services including SVT1, SVT2, Knowledge Channel and SVT Play. The deal includes titles spanning across natural history, science, history and factual entertainment.

Among the slate of shows are seasons 1-8 of Life Below Zero, which follows the hardy characters who have chosen to live off the grid in one of the toughest areas of the world. Where the Wild Men Are With Ben Fogle explores people who’ve set up home in some of the most remote locations on Earth, while the recently launched Mammals shares never-before seen insights into the animal group.

Meanwhile, Attenborough And The Jurassic Sea Monster follows Sir David Attenborough along with a team of experts to unearth a fossil of the largest Jurassic predator ever known – the giant pliosaur on the UK coast.

Also included are historical documentaries Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Story and Julius Caesar: The Making Of A Dictator, as well as science format Earth and season two of factual entertainment show Amanda And Alan’s Italian Job.

Chris Kinsman, SVP of factual for EMEA at BBC Studios said: “I am delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with SVT through this new agreement. With an extensive range of factual content, from documentaries, factual entertainment to natural history landmarks, this marks our biggest factual content deal with SVT to date. I can’t wait for their audiences to discover our broad range of high quality factual programming across SVT’s services this year.”

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