Plimsoll and Nat Geo- create 'Earth Live' -Springwatch on Steroids

Plimsoll and Nat Geo- create 'Earth Live' -Springwatch on Steroids

19th July 2017

Described by its producers variously as “Springwatch on steroids” and “the Superbowl of natural history”, a major wildlife TV event came to National Geographic this month.

Earth Live ramps up the whimsical preoccupations of BBC2’s wildlife strand and hopes to avoid some of the quieter moments of BBC’s 2012 event Planet Earth Live by cutting between 26 international locations.

It’s a clear sign of Nat Geo president, original programming and production, Tim Pastore’s bold approach to his network’s output – and the biggest test yet of Plimsoll Productions’ ambitions.  Could this be a direct threat to the BBC NHU's unique ability to deliver live natural history event television ?  

Choreographing the wildlife filming in the field has been a wild ride over more than two years of recces and has enabled th

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