Actor Laura Carmichael, of Downton Abbey fame, signs on to narrate A Wild Year on Earth
A Wild Year on Earth, produced by Northern Pictures and Dawn to Dusk, produced by NHNZ, are now available for pre-sale via Blue Ant International
(Washington, DC – April 23, 2020) – Love Nature 4K announces today the greenlight of two stunning, blue-chip, specialist factual series for its linear and online channels that reach an audience of 150 million viewers across 90 countries around the world. A Wild Year on Earth (6 x 60’; 4K), produced by Northern Pictures and narrated by actor Laura Carmichael (Downton Abbey, The Spanish Princess), is an epic look at how our planet’s most spectacular natural events interconnect with all life on earth over the course of a turbulent year. Dawn to Dusk (6 x 60’; 4K) produced by NHNZ, closely examines the intricate daily life cycles of fascinating creatures as they unfold all over the world. Both six-part docu-series are packed with captivating stories that draw viewers into the deep connection between wildlife and the natural environment. Northern Pictures and NHNZ are Blue Ant Studios companies. Blue Ant International will oversee the licensing of both series, which are now available for pre-sale.
“A Wild Year on Earth and Dawn to Dusk offer multifaceted perspectives of nature, and its inhabitants, around the world,” says Carlyn Staudt, EVP, Programming and Development, Love Nature 4K. “These two commissions truly connect with our mission at Love Nature to deliver powerful wildlife and nature stories that give audiences a deeper understanding of our planet.”
Love Nature 4K is now in more than 150 million homes worldwide on traditional pay-TV platforms such as Sky, Rogers, Bell, Ziggo Vodafone, Tricolor, TVB MySuper TV, Startimes and many more as well as growing streaming outlets like Amazon Channels, Bilibili, Apple Plus, Pluto TV, Xumo and Samsung TV Plus.
“A Wild Year on Earth and Dawn to Dusk are commissioned, produced and distributed by Blue Ant Media and add to Love Nature 4K’s compelling line-up of programming as we continue to expand the brand’s footprint across the globe with new channels and content partnerships,” said Ward Platt, CEO, Kids & Global Networks, Blue Ant Media.
“These stunning blue-chip natural history titles, which are delivering in September of this year, are already attracting widespread interest from key U.S. commissioners and we’re looking forward to making them available to additional broadcasters worldwide,” said Ludo Dufour, SVP, International Co-Productions and Sales, Blue Ant International.
Love Nature 4K greenlit series include:
A Wild Year on Earth (6 x 60’; 4K; Northern Pictures) This epic, six-part documentary series, narrated by actor, Laura Carmichael, takes viewers on a visually stunning journey of the natural world’s most awe-inspiring seasonal events including migration, rebirth and transformation. Dramatic 4K footage, shot across Asia, Australia, Europe, Africa, North America and South America provides breathtaking spectacles such as black kites hunting in the flames of wildfire. Over the course of a turbulent year, the series reveals how the natural world and all of its creatures are profoundly connected to the Earth’s seasonal patterns, which, in the 21st Century, are becoming more extreme and dangerously unpredictable. Month by month, the series also charts the rhythms of the human calendar, through ritual and celebration. A Wild Year on Earth is produced by Northern Pictures. Karina Holden is Executive Producer and Daniella Ortega serves as Series Producer. Overseeing the series for Love Nature 4K is Executive Producer, James Manfull. Blue Ant International handles the series licensing.
Dawn to Dusk (6 x 60’; 4K; NHNZ) gives viewers an up-close and personal look at the daily dramas that a myriad of wildlife experience between sunrise and sunset. From the tropical forests of Asia to the arid Australian outback, the series unveils the finely-tuned and sometimes quirky routines of unique and exotic creatures as they face the trials and triumphs of life over a single day. The episodes showcase captivating details of animals in six diverse and extraordinary locations including the Americas, Asia, India and Sri Lanka, Australia, New Zealand, the sub-Antarctic Islands and the tropical Pacific. Viewers will see howler monkeys greet the first light of day with the loudest call in the animal kingdom, bats create a twilight tornado that closes the natural day, a Tibetan fox on the hunt for pika and a red panda napping midday after patrolling territory and marking scents. Dawn to Dusk is produced by NHNZ with Lorne Townend acting as Series Producer. Overseeing the series for Love Nature 4K is Executive Producer, James Manfull. Blue Ant International handles the series licensing.
Love Nature 4K is a family-friendly natural history content brand that is platform agnostic. Love Nature reaches viewers and lovers of wildlife on whatever platform they use, from linear, OTT, VOD, YouTube, and more. We go where the consumer is watching. As such, Love Nature continues to grow and expand while offering viewers a chance to get closer to nature through both powerful stories about the natural world and stunning 4K and HDR footage. Our goal is to foster a deeper understanding of and connection to the planet we call home through our content, which is one of the largest libraries of 4K natural history programming in the world. Engage with us at lovenature.com /@lovenature