BBC Worldwide today announced a deal with Youku that will see five of BBC Earth’s award-winning Giant Screen films available on TV channels and mobile devices in China.
Broadcast in HD, Earthflight, Incredible Predators, Tiny Giants, Walking with Dinosaurs, and Wild Africa will be available on Youku’s digital platforms. The deal also allows Youku to distribute the 4K versions to linear channels with the capacity to transmit in the format.
Youku’s 500 million monthly active users in China will now be able to access the following five BBC Earth films:
Earthflight – The BAFTA-nominated film is shot with revolutionary aerial techniques and takes viewers on a breath taking flight on the wings of birds across six continents. Experience some of the world’s greatest natural spectacles from a bird’s-eye view.
Incredible Predators – far from a film about the kill, Incredible Predators delves into the interactions between predators and their prey, revealing some of the most dramatic events in nature.
Tiny Giants – this multi award-winning film tells the story of a day in the life of two little heroes – a scorpion mouse and a chipmunk, both trying to survive in a sometimes hostile world.
Walking with Dinosaurs – a 2013 family film from the iconic Walking with Dinosaurs series set in the Late Cretaceous period, 70 million years ago. The production features computer-animated dinosaurs in live-action settings with actors John Leguizamo, Justin Long, Tiya Sircar, and Skyler Stone providing voiceovers for the main characters.
Wild Africa – narrated by Helena Bonham Carter, the award-winning Wild Africa transports audiences on a thrilling journey through Africa to discover how water shapes all life.
Kelvin Yau, General Manager, Greater China, BBC Worldwide commented, “With our BBC Earth Giant Screen films available in 3D, HD and 4K formats, viewers will have even more opportunities to get up close and personal with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring events.”
Incredible Predators premiered at the China Science and Technology Museum Film Festival in Beijing earlier this year. Other BBC Earth films are available in over 20 science and technology museums in cities such as Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou, Shenyang, Hefei, and Hong Kong.
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