Love Nature adds Canadian copro to originals slate

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The Blue Ant Media-owned channel has added three original docs and factual series, including Planet Shark and How the Wild Things Sleep.

Blue Ant Media-owned, natural history content brand Love Nature has unveiled a slate of new upcoming original series and documentaries.

The slate includes the hour-long doc How the Wild Things Sleep, from German prodco Taglicht Media and Halifax-based Tell Tale Productions.

CBC, WDR and Arte are coproduction partners on the doc, which uses microchips, GPS trackers, night-vision cameras and perpendicular sensors to explore how different animals get their rest. The doc is slated to air on CBC’s The Nature of Things.

Planet Shark (3 x 60 minutes; pictured) from the U.K.’s Big Wave Productions, leads off the slate after it was acquired by National Geographic. Shot in 4K, the docuseries reveals recent scientific discoveries about sharks, following scientists who employ tracking technologies to capture their behaviour and offer new perspectives on how they live.

Woodpeckers: The Hole Story is another hour-long doc on Love Nature’s slate. Produced by New York’s Coneflower Studios with the WNET Group as a coproduction partner, the doc special examines the diversity and impact of the more than 240 woodpecker species around the world and the role they play in its ecosystems, while also following the stories of two very different woodpecker families as they raise their young.

The new titles will air on Love Nature’s branded linear and streaming platforms and co-financed partner channels, while also rolling out on Sky Nature in the U.K., Germany and Italy. Global distribution group Blue Ant International will oversee licensing opportunities for the new titles outside of the commissioning territories.

This story originally appeared in Realscreen