BBC Walks on Wild Side, Decides to Air a Live Nature Documentary

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Remember back when HDTVs were excessively expensive and the only thing worth watching in high-definition was a flock of flamingos in the BBC series, Planet Earth? Oh, how things have changed.

Now, we’re moving right past 1080p to 8k resolution HDTV sets and the Planet Earth series is coming back--and it’s going to be live. In the craziest, most ambitious nature documentary the BBC will record and broadcast live footage of wildlife happenings.

Planet Earth Live will follow animals from seven different locations around the world as they frolic around or fight for survival. The series will follow animals such as meerkats in South Africa, gray whales in the Pacific, and black bears in Minnesota.

The live series will air simultaneously in 140 countries starting next Sunday, May 6 at 7:50pm (British Standard Time), according to BBC One. The US broadcast, however, will not air on the same day or on BBC America. Instead, the series will show up on the National Geographic Wild channel--which will be re-labeled as 24/7 Wild--next Monday, May 7at 7pm Pacific.

[BBC via Engadget]

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