Thursday, April 15, 2010
Earth Day is in exactly one week (and my Earth Week Event starts Monday!) but I have a nice freebie to share ahead of the big day!
This year marks Earth Day's 40th anniversary and to celebrate, the BBC's Natural History Unit has released a special, one-time free episode download from its beloved, award-winning BBC Earth series, Planet Earth. The episode entitled "Pole to Pole" is available on iTunes (in your choice of SD or HD format) now through April 26, 2010.
Planet Earth is a jaw-dropping, 11-part series which presents the epic story of life on Earth. Series producer Alastair Fothergill and his team spent four years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, using 71 cameramen filming across 204 locations in 62 countries to capture the ultimate portrait of our planet. The program has garnered legions of fans and universal critical acclaim with Oprah Magazine saying “It is the most beautiful, wondrous and truly majestic series - the best thing I’ve ever seen on TV.” Using a budget of unprecedented proportions and captured on HD cameras, Planet Earth is among the highest-rated and best-selling HD programs ever made. It offers stunning visuals, perfect for any HD television or HD handheld device.
The BBC Natural History Unit has been producing extraordinary programming for over 50 years, and continues to take viewers to new and exciting parts of our Earth. Planet Earth, a BBC/Discovery co-production, aired on the Discovery Channel in 2007. It is the must-see precursor to the highly-anticipated BBC nature series Life, currently airing on the Discovery Channel and releasing on DVD June 1, 2010 from BBC Video.
Disclaimer: Thank you to Karem at American Pop Digital for this opportunity. I was not compensated in any way for this post.