Love Nature unveiled its most recent slate of original programming at the Realscreen Summit. The catalog inlcudes "Planet Shark," "How the Wild Things Sleep" and "Woodpeckers: The Hole Story." “Collaborating with like-minded partners is one part of our strategy in creating ambitious, world-class natural history content that is sought after around the world,” Global General Manager, Love Nature, Carlyn Staudt, said. “Each of these series offers a new and exciting approach to wildlife storytelling. Our audiences are hungry for a fresh take on the natural history genre.”
The new titles reinforce Love Nature’s commitment to creating premium original natural history content and fostering working relationships with world-class, North American partners including WNET and CBC. In addition to premiering on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms and co-finance partner channels, the new programming will also roll out on Sky Nature in the UK, Germany and Italy. The slate also leverages Love Nature’s relationship with global distribution group, Blue Ant International, which oversees licensing opportunities for the new titles outside of commissioning territories.
Overseen by Alison Barrat, SVP of Production & Development, the slate includes "Planet Shark," produced by Big Wave Productions. The 3-part series was acquired National Geographic. Filmed in 4K, this blue-chip docuseries reveals new scientific discoveries and footage of hunters around the planet—sharks. The series takes viewers on underwater expeditions with the world’s leading shark scientists, who use next generation tracking technologies to capture dramatic and surprising behavior.
"How the Wild Things Sleep," produced by Taglicht Media and Tell Tale Productions, as well as CBC, WDR and Arte, also made the slate. The documentary explores sleep, one of the least understood animal behaviors. This documentary reveals some of the most extreme sleepers on Earth, as scientists step up the technology game and go wild. The film uses microchips, GPS trackers, night-vision-cameras and perpendicular sensors to monitor the sleep patterns of a wide range of wildlife to discover their sleeping behaviors and oddities.
"Woodpeckers: The Hole Story," produced by Coneflower Studios and the WNET Group examines the incredible diversity and fascinating impact of the world’s 240+ species of woodpeckers. Filmed in regions around the globe this documentary special follows the intimate stories of two very different woodpecker families as they raise their young, while tracking their unique evolutionary journey and the powerful role they play in every ecosystem they inhabit.
Collaborating with like-minded partners is one part of our strategy in creating ambitious, world-class natural history content that is sought after around the world. Each of these series offers a new and exciting approach to wildlife storytelling. Our audiences are hungry for a fresh take on the natural history genre.” Carlyn Staudt Global General Manager, Love Nature