Audiences in Latin America can look forward to a blockbuster line up of programmes when BBC Worldwide launches its new premium factual channel BBC Earth on the 1 September. Alongside the breath taking natural history landmarks Life Story and The Hunt the channel promises to show audiences that real life is better than fiction with thrilling adventure series and cutting edge documentaries that will bring viewers fascinating science, health and technology series that will reveal new insights into our lives and the world around us, all in a single network.

In Mexico City to present BBC Earth’s debut slate to pan-regional media were BBC Worldwide’s SVP of Global Programming and Acquisitions Jon Farrar and Neil Nightingale, Creative Director of BBC Earth. The showcase event was attended by Duncan Taylor, British Ambassador to Mexico, and senior industry executives including representatives from BBC Worldwide’s broadcast partners across Latin America.

Available in English with Spanish and Portuguese subtitles, BBC Earth will launch on air at 8pm (Mexico time) with one of its biggest ever blue chip natural history series – Life Story.  The latest landmark series and ratings hit from the award-winning BBC Natural History Unit. Narrated by Sir David Attenborough, the series is shot in ultra-hi-definition (4K), delivering the highest quality images ever seen in a wildlife documentary. Life Story spans the globe telling the remarkable and often perilous story of the journey through life capturing extraordinary moments of resilience and tenacity and never seen before animal behaviours

Other leading titles to premiere in September include Where the Wild Men Are S2, Infested! Living With Parasites, Inside The Dark Web, David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities S2, The Men Who Made Us Thin and Emmy nominated reality show Life Below Zero. Life Below Zero will air immediately after Life Story on premiere night and is another revealing must-watch series that follows four households in Alaska as they confront the difficulties of life in the far corners of this inhospitable territory and fight to survive the long, dark, frozen winter.

Jon Farrar, SVP Global Programming & Acquisitions, BBC Worldwide, commented: “The new BBC Earth channel is a showcase for our award-winning and sought after factual programmes, it was shaped using research with viewers in Latin America with the ambition of inspiring audiences across the world. We’re proud to launch a new premium channel where audiences will find the latest natural history landmarks, cutting edge documentaries and compelling challenge and adventure series that will bring you incredible stories about our planet, the universe and our place in it.”  

Neil Nightingale, Creative Director of BBC Earth, added: “Our film makers are fuelled by a passion for the natural world, they travel to the ends of the earth, will spend months in remote locations and brave extreme habitats to capture breath-taking images and stories. We’re always questing and will spend years researching new discoveries or testing cutting edge technology to create unmissable films and series that we hope will inspire audiences everywhere.”


The unmissable programming line-up for BBC Earth in September includes: 



Premiering Tuesday, September 1:

MEX: 20:00 

And airing every Sunday after that at:

MEX: 19:00 

From the makers of the Emmy-winning series Life. From the moment they are born, every animal on the planet begins the same great and perilous journey – life. Told from the perspective of individual animals, this series follows the journey from birth to parenthood.


LIFE BELOW ZERO – Season 1 (10×60)

Premiering Tuesday, September 1:

MEX: 21:00 

And airing every Sunday after that at:

MEX: 20:00 

Follow the drama and hardships faced by four Alaskan households living off the grid in this merciless territory as they battle to survive the long, dark, freezing winter.



Tuesdays starting September 8: