Vizeum has been appointed to lead the launch of the BBC Earth channel across Asia. Consistent with BBC Worldwide’s global strategy BBC Knowledge was rebranded to BBC Earth on 3rd October 2015.
BBC Earth offers premium content, original commissions and a world beating pipeline of factual programmes that define the human experience, our planet and the wider universe. The channel will deliver awe inspiring programmes in the BBC’s well-known world class style.
BBC Earth launched with Shark, the history of the ocean’s greatest predators. The new channel will also see the Asia premiere of The Hunt, within 24 hours of the UK telecast. The blue chip landmark series, narrated by Sir David Attenborough and executive produced by award-winning producer, Alistair Fothergill, explores the dramatic world of predation as never before, taking an intimate look at the remarkable strategies of hunters and the hunted, exploring the challenges animals face and the tactics they employ.
Other programmes on the channel will include popular series Life Below Zero which follows the lives of hard-working people living off the grid in Alaska, Infested in which Dr Michael Mosley explores the bizarre and fascinating world of parasites by turning his body into a living laboratory and deliberately infesting himself with them, and Human Universe, in which rockstar turned nuclear physicist Professor Brian Cox explores our place in the universe.
“It’s fantastic to have been appointed to launch BBC Earth in Asia and to expand Vizeum’s global relationship with the BBC. We look forward to working with the team at the BBC to deliver incredible content to consumers across the region.” said Duncan Pointer MD Vizeum Asia Pacific.
In Asia, BBC Earth will be available in Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand and Vietnam. There is also a BBC Earth block in Japan on Wowow.
In India BBC Worldwide has recently announced a tied up with Sony Multi Screen Media to launch a co-branded Premium Factual channel Sony BBC Earth, which is subjected to the statutory approval by Govt authorities.