BBC announces overseas sales of Serengeti

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LONDON, UK – Tuesday 19th February 2019.

BBC Studios has announced a raft of global pre-sales to 12 countries for Simon Fuller and John Downer produced Serengeti ahead of Showcase 2019.

The six part Natural History series, Serengeti, created by Simon Fuller, produced by XIX Entertainment and John Downer Productions for BBC and BBC Studios Distribution has been licensed to Discovery Channel in the US and Latin America, ZDF (Germany), SVT (Sweden), NRK (Norway), WOWOW (Japan), Ceska Televize (Czech Republic), SRF (Switzerland), ETV (Estonia) and LVT (Latvia).

The series has been snapped up by Channel 9 (Australia) and KAN-Israel. Elsewhere it will be shown on BBC Earth in South Africa, Central and Eastern Europe, The Nordics, Middle East and Poland, as well as on BBC Player in Singapore and Malaysia.

Paul Dempsey, President Global Markets, BBC Studios, said: “Appetite for authentic and engaging factual content is growing year on year as audiences seek both emotive and relatable connections to the world around them. Serengeti is a brilliant example of a Natural History series meeting these demands.”

Serengeti is a pioneering series which follows the interconnected stories of a cast of iconic savannah animals over one year. Using ground-breaking filming techniques and with unique access to a pristine and unspoilt corner of the Serengeti, it captures the drama of their daily lives and the emotional moments they face.

Now in its 43rd year and the first under the Studios guise, BBC Studios Showcase sees industry creatives, commissioners, producers, A-list talent and hundreds of the world’s top TV buyers assemble at the four-day event (17-20 February) where they will screen content as well as hear directly from BBC’s lead executives about future projects in all stages of development.

 

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For more information, please contact:

Alexandra Thrift

BBC Studios, Communications Officer

Alexandra.thrift@bbc.com