New premium factual channel BBC Earth will launch on Foxtel and Fetch on Thursday, October 10, bringing audiences incredible stories about the world around us. BBC Earth will replace the existing channel BBC Knowledge.

BBC Earth will showcase a broad range of world-class factual programmes including the best of Sir David Attenborough from BBC Studios acclaimed Natural History Unit, alongside adventurous travels, human stories and science programmes from passionate experts such as Michael Mosley, Louis Theroux, Kate Humble, Professor Brian Cox and Ben Fogle.


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BBC Earth will make its debut with four of Sir David Attenborough’s biggest titles - Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II, Frozen Planet and The Hunt. Each series will screen in its entirety across one of the first four days of the channel launch.

Monday nights will be home to a series of one-off documentaries from Sir David Attenborough starting with Attenborough and the Sea Dragon. Titles premiering on the channel during the first week include Tribes, Animals and Me which sees charismatic wildlife cameraman Gordon Buchanan joining a different indigenous tribe to get closer to the animals that they hunt; Rituals, exploring the rites that mark some of the most significant events in human lives across different cultures and Wild Mexico, exploring the country’s landscape, animals and culture. In addition, Expedition Volcano takes a dangerous scientific journey into the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Many of the best-shows and much-loved faces from BBC Knowledge will find a new home on BBC Earth. If you want to view nature in all its magnificence, be amazed by animals that you never knew existed and marvel at their behaviours, connect with your fellow humans through touching stories, explore other cultures, experience hair-raising adventures from the comfort of your arm chair or ponder on the big scientific questions of the universe, then BBC Earth is for you.

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