The Nine Network has picked up another BBC documentary series, Frozen Planet.
The series is narrated by David Attenborough and comes from the makers of the Planet Earth series.
Due to launch in 2011, it is described as an epic portrait of two disappearing wildernesses – the Arctic and the Antarctic, before they change forever. Four years in the making, the programme makers have embarked on an ambitious polar expedition, enlisting Russian nuclear submarines deep under the ice, Royal Naval helicopters air-lifting them into giant ocean swells, and US ice-breakers.
Other BBC natural history content will air on GEM this year: Wild South America: Andes to Amazon, Wild Caribbean, and David Attenborough’s Life of Mammals.
“Frozen Planet offers a breath-taking perspective on the visual beauty of our planet,” added Michael Healy, Nine’s Director of Programming. “Quality content from celebrated program makers such as David Attenborough continues to resonate powerfully with our audiences.”
Nine has already picked up Great Barrier Reef from BBC to air in 2012.