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3Net commissions 3D science doc

3Net, the 3D joint venture set up by Discovery Communications, Sony and IMAX, has commissioned a new series from the team behind Blue Planet and Planet Earth.

The US network, which launched on February 13, has commissioned French production company Saint Thomas Productions to produce three part documentary series Hurricane: The Anatomy.

The series will look at the cutting edge science and real life stories behind the powerful storm and will look at the impact of tropical hurricanes including Hurricane Jules.

Franco German broadcaster Arte has also come on board the series, which will be distributed internationally by Village Distribution. It will be directed by Andy Byatt, who directed a number of episodes of successful BBC wildlife documentaries Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and produced by Jacqueline Farmer and Saint Thomas’ Bertrand Loyer.