BBC Worldwide announced a co-production deal with Tencent for Planet Earth II. The deal was sealed at a signing event on the second day of MIPCOM with Molly Feng, director of video content co-operation at Tencent and David Weiland, EVP of Asia BBC Worldwide representing the two organisations.
Narrated by David Attenborough and produced by the BBC’s Natural History Unit, Planet Earth II will take the audience closer to nature and allow them to experience the wilderness as if they were there. Combining dramatic animal behavior and wildlife spectacle, the six-part series aims to give audiences the most immersive wildlife documentary experience to date.
“We are very excited to be co-producing this landmark series with Tencent whom we have had a long and mutually beneficial relationship. This production partnership is an affirmation of the shared commitment we have in producing ambitious natural history content. Tencent’s involvement will bring this landmark series to a wider Chinese audience across Greater China”, said David Weiland, EVP Asia of BBC Worldwide.
“We’ve been partnering with BBC Worldwide for some time now, working with them to bring in premium documentaries for our audiences in China. This co-production agreement signifies a new level in our relationship which we hope to grow further. We are confident that this is just the beginning of a fruitful and successful partnership,” said Jeff Han, vice president of Tencent Online Media Group and general manager of marketing and video content co-operation.
Planet Earth II will premiere in the UK on BBC One. It will simultaneously be aired on Tencent’s v.qq.com platform.