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BBC’s blue-chip doc Human Planet sold worldwide

Big-budget documentary series Human Planet has been sold to 22 buyers and broadcasters. The show, which is distributed by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm if the BBC, has been picked up channels in Europe, Asia and the Middle East.

The eight-part series is a copro between the BBC, Discovery Channel and French public broadcaster France Télévisions.

It has been acquired by broadcasters including Rai in Italy, WOWOW in Japan, IBA in Israel, RTV in Slovakia and PBS in Thailand.

Narrated by actor John Hurt, the doc series examines the relationship between humans and nature.

The show will be one of BBC Worldwide’s top factual titles at its annual sales event, BBC Showcase, which takes place in Brighton next week.

“We’re thrilled that Human Planet, like so many BBC natural history titles before it, has proved to be such a big draw for broadcasters around the world,” said Steve Macallister, managing director for sales & distribution at BBC Worldwide.

The full list of broadcasters is: Australia (ABC), Belgium (VRT), China (CCTV), Cyprus (Cyprus Broadcasting Corporation), Denmark (Danmarks Radio), Dubai (BBC Arabic Service), Finland (YLE), India (BBC India Entertainment), Iran (IRIB), Ireland (RTE), Israel (IBA), Italy (RAI), Japan (WOWOW), Latin America (Discovery Latin America), Netherlands (NPO), Norway (NRK), Serbia (RTS Belgrade), Singapore (SingTel), Slovakia (RTV Slovak), Spain (Wanda Films), Sweden (SVT), and Thailand (Thai PBS).