Canadian Premiere of Dynasties, the Brand New Original BBC Series Presented by Sir David Attenborough, Coming to BBC Earth in Canada this Fall

By September 19, 2018Press Releases

Premiere Episode to be Simulcast Across Five Blue Ant Media Channels including BBC Earth, Love Nature, T+E, Cottage Life and HIFI

The series follows five of the world’s most celebrated but endangered animals, as they do whatever it takes to survive and protect the next generation

Painted wolves, seen above, are one of five animal species featured in Dynasties, presented by Sir David Attenborough, to launch in Canada on BBC Earth. Premiere episode to be simulcast across BBC Earth, Love Nature, T+E, Cottage Life and HIFI.


Toronto, Canada (September 19, 2018)BBC Earth is bringing its Canadian audiences the Canadian premiere of Dynasties, a highly anticipated landmark series, produced by BBC Studios Natural History Unit and presented by Sir David Attenborough. Set to debut this Fall, the brand new five-part series from the creators of Planet Earth II, follows five of the world’s most celebrated but endangered animals as they do whatever it takes to survive and protect the next generation. The first episode will premiere in Canada across five Blue Ant Media channels, including BBC Earth, Cottage Life, T+E, Love Nature and HIFI. Subsequent episodes will air Saturday nights, exclusively on BBC Earth. Blue Ant Media is offering sales and sponsorship opportunities for brands and advertisers to align with this landmark broadcast event across television and online platforms.

“We’re strategically positioning the special Canadian premiere of Dynasties to simulcast across five Blue Ant Media channels, as a means of sharing it with the biggest Canadian audience possible,” said Jamie Schouela, President, Canadian Media. “This highly anticipated TV event is sure to give fans who love BBC’s iconic wildlife series another thrilling experience that they won’t forget.”

Each episode will focus in on never-seen-before detail of one particular family from each animal species; Emperor penguins in the frozen wastes of Antarctica, chimpanzees on the edge of the Sahara in Senegal, West Africa, lions on the savannahs of Kenya’s Masai Mara, painted wolves on the floodplains of the great Zambezi river in Zimbabwe and tigers in the jungles of Bandhavgarh, India. BBC Studios Natural History Unit painstakingly filmed the animal families over four years in a new landmark format, which gives audiences an up-close point of view and understanding of the animals as they play politics, fight battles, make alliances, launch take-overs, battle rivals and win family feuds.

Dynasties is a BBC Studios Natural History Unit production for BBC One in the UK, co-produced with BBC America, France Télévisions and CCTV9. The series’ Executive Producer is Mike Gunton, the Series Producer is Rupert Barrington and it was commissioned by Charlotte Moore, Director of Content and Tom McDonald, Head of Commissioning, Natural History and Specialist Factual.

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Kate Calder
Communications Manager, Canadian Media│ Blue Ant Media