David Attenborough


PBS, BBC in ‘ambitious’ factual partnership

Pubcasters from both sides of the Atlantic Sea have com together to coproduce a slate of “ambitious factual specials”, including a new Sir David Attenborough title. The coproduction agreement will America’s BBC and the UK’s BBC, plus the latter’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, create between eight and ten programming special comprising around 20 hours a […]

BBC orders Attenborough Great Barrier Reef series

BBC One has ordered a three-part series about the Great Barrier Reef, fronted by veteran naturalist David Attenborough. UK indie Atlantic Productions will make the 3x60mins series for the UK public broadcaster’s flagship channel. The producers said that the show will use ‘pioneering camera technology and draw on the latest research to investigate the reef […]

Broadcasters buy new David Attenborough series

Atlantic Productions has sold its two-part documentary David Attenborough’s Rise of Animals: Triumph of the Vertebrates to a host of broadcasters. National Geographic Channels International, ABC in Australia and TVNZ have acquired the show, which was originally commissioned by the BBC in the UK. The two-parter looks at the evolution of vertebrates, taking in key […]

Sky Vision sells 100 hours into CEE

UK-based distributor Sky Vision has sealed a raft of sales with broadcasters across Europe as the NATPE market in Budapest kicks off. The biggest single deal is with Russia’s first IPTV service Stream, which has taken a 72-hour package that includes fishing series from indie producer Wildwise Catching the Impossible and Passion for Angling. Pan-regional […]

Sky orders two 3D Attenborough docs

UK pay TV platform BSkyB has ordered a pair of 3D docs fronted by natural history broadcaster David Attenborough. One-off doc David Attenborough’s Natural History Museum Adventure and two-parter Conquest of the Skies will both be made by Colossus Productions, the joint venture production company set up by Sky 3D and UK indie Atlantic. David […]

UKTV orders more of David Attenborough’s Curiosities

UKTV has commissioned a second, longer, run of natural history show David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities. The first series of the show was the highest ever rated show on UKTV’s Eden channel. It focused on animals that, for various reasons, have an intriguing biology. The new 10x30mins series will feature two animals per episode that share […]

Sky Vision hires Karen Wise

Sky Vision, the distribution arm of UK pay TV operator BSkyB, has hired Karen Wise as head of sales. Wise was previously head of sales at (now defunct) Target Entertainment. At Sky Vision she will report to Leona Connell, head of global sales, and oversee sales to the US, Benelux, Ireland and Israel. Separately, Sky […]