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BBC launches Earth Unplugged channel on YouTube

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BBC Worldwide, the corporation's commercial arm, has today announced the launch of Earth Unplugged on YouTube, its first original content channel on the site.

Earth Unplugged, created by the global natural history unit BBC Earth, is intended to become "a destination site for wildlife and nature", offering a range of new films created for a digital audience by BBC Earth Productions.

BBC launches Earth Unplugged on YouTube


The channel is BBC Worldwide's first original-content service on YouTube, and part of the organisation's strategy to "build a true consumer-facing multi-channel network on the platform".

"With Earth Unplugged we're seeking to connect a new audience with the world around them," Amanda Hill, the managing director for BBC Earth at BBC Worldwide, said.

"YouTube offers a fantastic opportunity to reach people and grab their attention with innovative nature content that will captivate and inspire."

YouTube.com/EarthUnplugged is now offering videos for seven new natural history shows:

- Earth Juice is a weekly news show discussing the latest discoveries in the natural world.
- Meet My Planet features interviews with people with a passion for nature, including explorers, naturalists, filmmakers, artists and musicians.
- Deadliest... is a YouTube exclusive spinoff of the BBC's Deadly 60, featuring the "ultimate showdowns from the planet's deadliest animals".
- Walking with Dinosaurs brings exclusive dinosaur videos for Earth Unplugged, including the new sketchosaurus.
- Earth Files takes nature stories and gives them a digital makeover with graphics and music.
- Zoo La La travels the world to explore extraordinary animal behaviour. It also features the Bugface insect show.
- Amazing Animal Babies features the stories of cute baby animals.

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