BBC Studios Expands Content Portfolio in Japan with New Partnerships

BBC Studios Expands Content Portfolio in Japan with New Partnerships
BBC Studios has announced a major expansion of its content offerings across Japan, through strategic partnerships with Disney (Dlife & Disney Junior), NHK, and Warner Bros. Discovery (Animal Planet). This expansion introduces a diverse array of highly anticipated programs that cater to the Japanese market's demand for quality viewing.

The new content slate includes several captivating shows:

Secrets of the Jurassic Dinosaurs:
 set to premiere on Animal Planet, this series follows Liz Bonnin and a team of paleontologists in Wyoming’s badlands as they explore a dinosaur graveyard, unraveling mysteries that have lain hidden for ages.

Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster: broadcast on NHK and Animal Planet, this documentary features Sir David Attenborough and experts uncovering a giant pliosaur, the largest Jurassic predator, offering unprecedented insights into prehistoric marine life.

A Perfect Planet:
also airing on Animal Planet, this series narrated by David Attenborough examines the natural forces that sustain life on Earth, highlighting the synergy between natural phenomena and the living world.

Dinosaur Apocalypse:
 premiering on Animal Planet, this program takes viewers to the final days of the dinosaurs, with state-of-the-art VFX bringing the Late Cretaceous period to life through the findings at a North Dakota fossil site.

The Great British Bake Off S13: Coming to Dlife
, the beloved baking competition returns with new contestants and host Alison Hammond, alongside Noel Fielding, with judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith challenging the bakers in their quest to find Britain’s best amateur baker.

Junior Bake Off S3 & S4
: making their debut in Japan on Dlife, these series will showcase talented young bakers vying for the title of Best Junior British Baker.

Hey Duggee S4: airing on Disney Junior, this series returns with new episodes including the "First Day Badges," "Choreography Badge," and the "Rainbow Badge," continuing to charm and educate young viewers.

Cheryl Png, Vice President of Distribution for Southeast Asia, South Korea, and Japan at BBC Studios Asia, said: “we are thrilled to be expanding our content offering in Japan with these great partnerships. There is a huge appetite for BBC Natural History programming and a fascination for dinosaur content in Japan, and we are excited to see how the dinosaur-focused series resonate with audiences.”