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China’s CCTV-9 boards Zed’s ‘Wild Treasures Of China’

French producer-distributor Zed and China’s CCTV-9 have teamed for blue-chip series Wild Treasures Of China. The 5 x 52-minute programme, unveiled at this week’s Sunny Side of the Doc in La Rochelle, focuses on the rare species that inhabit China’s untamed wilderness. The project has a budget of €3m ($3.4m) and will be shot in […]

BBC Worldwide and CCTV agree copro deal

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV have signed an agreement for new factual programming. A memorandum of understanding between Worldwide and CCTV factual channel CCTV-9 paves the way for at least two new major factual projects and sees the pair set up a new development hub […]

ABC Oz ‘will turbo charge natural history and can rival the BBC’

Phil Craig, the head of documentaries at Australian public broadcaster the ABC, says that a new international outlook and partnership with its US counterpart PBS means it will be able to rival the BBC in terms of international influence in the natural history sphere. Craig was speaking at the Sunny Side of the Doc event […]