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In the run up to launching BBC Earth across Latin America, BBC Worldwide is already looking for local productions in Brazil, according to Jon Farrar, senior VP of global programming and acquisitions.

Talking to TelaViva, Farrar said the channel has already licensed the amount of local content required by law, but intends to co-produce more programming with local partners.

"We're working with local producers to develop content. We aim to premiere at least one original production for Latin America per year," Farrar said.

Last week, BBC Worldwide premiered its Latin American line-up, which will offer the region series including Life Story, The Hunt and the reality series Life Below Zero.

"We're about to broadcast content which is among the world's best. Each natural history programme requires five years of production; it's very high quality content," he added.

On 1 September the network will premiere with the series Life Story, a 4K-filmed show about natural history, which has received international recognition.

In addition, it will broadcast titles including Where the Wild Men Are, Infested! Living With Parasites and Inside the Dark Web.