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BBC to stage two global TV events

Jana Bennett, president worldwide networks and Global BBC iPlayer, today confirmed the network’s commitment to stage two global television events, reports.

London Calling and Planet Earth Live will run simultaneously across the BBC channels around the world, showcasing the very best of British programming and UK talent to the World.

London Calling is a season of programmes that celebrate the music, fashion, art, culture and history of Britain’s capital city and Planet Earth Live is “the biggest live wildlife broadcast ever undertaken by the BBC.” It is an ambitious project which is the result of over ten years of innovation in techniques and formats at the BBC Natural History Unit.

Jana Bennett said, “By creating synchronised broadcasts, we unite our viewers around the world and give them a real appointment to view’’.

London Calling will air between June and August on the various international BBC channels, depending on territory and distribution and on BBC World News (global). The season will also be available to users of and to users of the global BBC iPlayer but will vary territory by territory.