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Show of the week: Green Planet

Natural history legend Sir David Attenborough is back on screens with this latest ambitious and high-end series as he guides viewers through an exploration of our planet from the perspective of its plant life. Travelling to the US, Costa Rica, Croatia and northern Europe, his globe-trotting journey will take in environments from deserts and mountains […]

Nine Network, Movistar+ strike pre-sale deals for BBCS’s ‘Perfect Planet’

Nine Network in Australia, Movistar+ in Spain and public broadcasters across the Nordics have all struck pre-sales deals for BBC Studios’ new blue chip natural history series A Perfect Planet. The five-parter is produced by Silverback Films for BBC One in the UK and US partner Discovery, with China’s Tencent Penguin Pictures, ZDF in Germany, […]

Blue Ant crafts CCTV9 co-production

Blue Ant Media-owned Beach House Pictures has entered into a partnership with China’s CCTV9, which will see the Singapore-based producer make a new five-part documentary series, Art of Craft (5 x 60 mins), for the public broadcaster channel. Supported by Singapore’s Infocomm Media Development Authority, the HD series will be Singapore’s first co-pro with factual-themed […]

Sunny (Chinese) Side of the Doc

The screening and copro documentary market Sunny Side of the Doc remains a very French event, but China was the territory on everyone’s lips this week, reports Pascale Paoli-Lebailly. A study by research house The Wit ranks France as part of the top three documentary distributing countries, behind UK and the US thanks to the […]

True North doc series is Designed in China

A new doc series about emerging Chinese designers is bringing together French digital channel France Ô, China’s state broadcaster and expanding UK indie True North. The three-part Designed in China will see True North coproducing with the French network, Chinese doc channel CCTV9 and the China Intercontinental Communication Center, which commissioned the project. True North’s […]