BBC Worldwide has announced its latest co-production agreement with China’s CCTV9 at MIPTV on Hidden Kingdoms, the forthcoming series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit. The Chinese state broadcaster’s documentary channel inked its first ever co-production deals with BBC Worldwide last year on science series Wonders of Life and Generation Earth, and later on natural history title Africa.

Hidden Kingdoms is the untold story of the natural world’s most fascinating diminutive characters, looking at the challenges faced by the natural world’s mini-heroes.

Paul Dempsey, President, Global Markets, BBC Worldwide said, “We’re really excited about this groundbreaking new series from the NHU, and pleased to be working with CCTV9 once again. The support of CCTV9 on Hidden Kingdoms guarantees it a huge audience in China, and helps the NHU to create a memorable series that will resonate with viewers all around the world.”