Planet Earth Live Goes Global

Planet Earth Live captures the world’s most charismatic animals as they star in their own soap opera – television doesn’t get more exciting than this and we are the only network in the world which is broadcasting one of  the biggest moments in global live television, making our BBC channels and iPlayer your natural history destination.  Planet Earth Live beams out to a global BBC audience from six different time zones, five continents and seven unique locations.  Only the BBC’s award winning Natural History film makers, who use the best in HD digital technology and spectacular cinematography  can sensationally bring us this epic wildlife series, where nature writes the script.

Global events like Planet Earth Live are a hugely important part of what we do.  Synchronised broadcasts unite our viewers around the world with ‘must-see’ television and allow us to deliver a truly British affair under a British brand.  So far this year we’ve already shown ‘Sport Relief Goes Global’ back in March – and will celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and the music, fashion, art, culture and history of Britain’s capital city this June, with a unique season of programming ‘London Calling’.

But back to the truly magnificent Planet Earth Live – expert crews who are currently following the likes of baby elephants in Kenya, black bears in Minnesota, macaque monkeys in Sri Lanka, meerkats in South Africa, grey whales in the Pacific Ocean and lion cubs in the Masai Mara – will keep us up to date here, as the lives of the Earth’s youngest animals truly hang in the balance during the critical month of May.

Mother and baby toque macaque. Polonarruwa, Sri Lanka. – (C) Elizabeth White – Photographer: Elizabeth White

The blog posts that follow are from members of the global production team of Planet Earth Live.

Local information about Planet Earth Live:

South Africa




Latin America


New Zealand


About Annisa Muchtar

Online Communications at BBC Worldwide: I manage our blogs and help guest bloggers contribute on this space.
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