[04/09/08 - 01:08 PM]
Discovery Channel and BBC to Co-Produce Epic Television Event Frozen Planet Set to Premiere in 2012
The project will chronicle the eco systems and animals of the Arctic and Antarctic, which is extremely timely given that both Polar Regions are at the front-line of climate change research.

[via press release from Discovery]


-- Produced by BBC's award-winning PLANET EARTH team --

(Silver Spring, Md.) Continuing its tradition of groundbreaking, blue-chip natural history programming, Discovery Channel is once again partnering with the BBC Natural History Unit � the same team that produced the globally successful PLANET EARTH series � to co-produce a new landmark documentary called FROZEN PLANET. This highly ambitious eight-part series is set to air in 2012 and will be shot entirely in high definition using cutting edge technology -- the Cineflex, manufactured by Axsys � to allow for undisturbed observation of animal behavior. The project will chronicle the eco systems and animals of the Arctic and Antarctic, which is extremely timely given that both Polar Regions are at the front-line of climate change research.

The Arctic and Antarctic remain the greatest wilderness on Earth. The sheer power of the elements and the resilient animals that inhabit the poles are unmatched anywhere else on our planet. Much of these regions and animal behaviors have never been filmed before. Until recently the Russian Arctic has been closed to filmmakers, and most of Antarctica's most spectacular scenery has never been recorded. Almost all polar wildlife feeds in the sea, and yet the whole under ice world remains unseen.

"Core to Discovery Channel's mission is to educate viewers about the world around us and show them things that have never been seen before through new technologies," said John Ford, President and General Manager of Discovery Channel. "It is exciting to be working with the BBC on a project that takes a deeper look at two of the most extreme areas on the planet. FROZEN PLANET will amaze viewers in its majesty and inform viewers about the Arctic and Antarctic as the climate changes and the plant and animal life has to evolve or perish."

Commented Susanna Pollack, SVP Sales, Co-productions and Children's, BBC Worldwide America: "Co-productions are a great way for broadcasters to invest in quality productions right from the start. We are so thrilled that Discovery - a valued partner in this landmark production - will once again be working with the hugely talented BBC Natural History Unit on another ground breaking series."

Following each episode, three minutes of exclusive behind-the-scenes footage will show viewers exactly how FROZEN PLANET filmmakers secured the series' most memorable images. Additional behind the scenes stories and video, and in-depth information about our planet and its animals and habitats, will be available in the FROZEN PLANET website on Discovery.com. The site will also include a news feed, photo gallery, and informative games and puzzles.

FROZEN PLANET is a BBC, Discovery Channel, Discovery Channel Canada, Antena 3 (Spain), ZDF (Germany) and Skai (Greece) co-production. The global partnership was facilitated by BBC Worldwide. Vanessa Berlowitz is the Series Producer and Alastair Fothergill is the Exec Producer for the BBC. Discovery Channel was a co-production partner with the BBC for the award-winning natural history series PLANET EARTH and BLUE PLANET.

About Discovery Communications

Discovery Communications is the world's number-one nonfiction media company reaching more than 1.5 billion cumulative subscribers in over 170 countries. Discovery empowers people to explore their world and satisfy their curiosity through 100-plus worldwide networks, led by Discovery Channel, TLC, Animal Planet, Science Channel, Investigation Discovery and HD Theater, as well as leading consumer and educational products and services, and a diversified portfolio of digital media services including HowStuffWorks.com . Discovery Communications is owned by Discovery Holding Company (NASDAQ: DISCA, DISCB), Advance/Newhouse Communications and John S. Hendricks, Discovery's founder and chairman. For more information, please visit, www.discoverycommunications.com.

  [november 2015]  


[11/24/15 - 01:48 PM]
Spike TV Unwraps Big Ratings for "Lip Sync Battle" Holiday Special
Spike TV further spins the numbers for Thursday, November 19.

[11/24/15 - 01:26 PM]
"48 Hours: The Strange Case of Kurt Sonnenfeld" Is Saturday's #1 Program with Viewers
CBS spins the numbers for Saturday, November 21.

[11/24/15 - 01:01 PM]
NBC's Annual "Christmas in Rockefeller Center" Celebrates the Music of the Holidays Live on Wednesday, Dec. 2
Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Natalie Morales will host the live broadcast from New York City's Rockefeller Center.

[11/24/15 - 12:30 PM]
"Jimmy Kimmel Live: The Star Wars Special" to Air Wednesday, November 25 on ABC
Said encore replaces the previously announced repeat of "Nashville" that night.

[11/24/15 - 12:29 PM]
TV One's Hit Scripted Comedy "Born Again Virgin" Returns with All-New Episodes Tuesday, December 8 at 9 P.M. ET/PT
The scripted comedy is back with more dating adventures of three 30-something best friends and the challenges they face while attempting to navigate a new romantic landscape and trying to avoid the pitfalls of empty relationships.

[11/24/15 - 11:30 AM]
Music Icon and Animal Activist Emmylou Harris to Be Honored on "The All-Star Dog Rescue Celebration" Thanksgiving Night, Thursday, November 26, On FOX
Eugene Bostick and Michael Schoepf also will be honored as ordinary citizens doing extraordinary things to better the lives of rescue animals.

[11/24/15 - 11:18 AM]
Showtime(R) Documentary Series "Dark Net" to Premiere Thursday, January 21st at 11 PM ET/PT
Each half-hour episode will shed light on themes such as bio-hacking, cyber-kidnapping, digital warfare, online cults, pornography addiction, the webcam sex trade and more.

[11/24/15 - 11:04 AM]
ABC Family Announces Winter Premiere Dates
New scripted drama "Recovery Road" and fan favorite "The Fosters" will now premiere on Monday, January 25.

[11/24/15 - 11:01 AM]
Hallmark Channel Is the Most-Watched Network for the 3rd Consecutive Weekend Among Households, W25-54 and Total Viewers
The Hallmark Channel spins the numbers for the week of November 16-22.

[11/24/15 - 10:38 AM]
With the Cast of "Star Wars: The Force Awakens," "Kimmel" Draws Its 4th-Biggest-Ever Monday Audience
ABC spins the late-night numbers for Monday, November 23.

[11/24/15 - 10:16 AM]
New Year, New You! TLC Amps Up Friday Nights with the Return of Fan-Favorite TLC Talent
Fan-favorite talent including Stacy London, Clinton Kelly, Devyn Simone, Monte Durham and Lori Allen come together to make Friday nights bigger and better than ever.

[11/24/15 - 10:00 AM]
Big Bird, Elmo and Cookie Monster Are Back as "Sesame Street" Debuts Its 46th Season Saturday, Jan. 16, 2016 on HBO
The award-winning show will include 30-minute episodes, new preschool-relevant themes, new show opening and closing songs, an updated set, a new segment called "Smart Cookies" and a new cast member, Nina.

[11/24/15 - 09:01 AM]
LL Cool J to Host the 17th Annual "A Home for the Holidays," An Entertainment Special Celebrating Families, To Be Broadcast Friday, Dec. 18 on the CBS Television Network
Special performances are dedicated to these children and their new adoptive families, whose stories are featured in pre-taped segments to help raise awareness of this important social issue.

[11/24/15 - 08:51 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Holds Off Surging ABC in Demo Race
The Peacock leads the night among adults 18-49 while the Alphabet is the most-watched network.

[11/24/15 - 08:37 AM]
NBC Sweeps 6 of 6 Monday Half-Hours Among the Big 4 in 18-49
NBC spins the numbers for Monday, November 23.