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CCTV teams up with BBC Worldwide in new Co-Production

CCTV 9, the documentary channel of China’s national TV network, has signed a co-production agreement BBC Worldwide for the BBC’s latest blue chip natural history series, The Hunt.

The Hunt is a major new natural history series from the team behind the BBC’s groundbreaking Planet Earth and Blue Planet. A Silverback Films production for the BBC, this major new landmark is co-produced with BBC Worldwide; BBC America; CCTV9 and NDR NaturFilm. Produced by Emmy Award winner Alastair Fothergill and series producer Huw Cordey of Silverback Films, the series will explore the unique dynamic relationship between predators and their prey over seven hour length episodes.

Kelvin Yao, General Manager, Greater China of BBC Worldwide said: “The co-production with CCTV 9 for The Hunt demonstrates the shared commitment we have in producing ambitious natural history content. CCTV’s involvement will bring this landmark series to a broader Chinese audience across Greater China.”

The Hunt will be broadcast on CCTV 9 China in January 2016.