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Spain’s Movistar+ and the BBC have extended their content agreement for two more years, including exclusive BBC Earth premieres.

bbc movistar 05 august 2017The renewed deal will see the premiere of Blue Planet II in autumn 2017. Telefónica’s pay-TV platform will exclusively air the awaited documentary series following the format’s worldwide release.

The BBC content, which is to air on Movistar+’s in-house channel #0, also includes the three-episodes series Mountain, Inside the human body and Animals with Cameras. In 2018, the network will air Dinasty and Rituals.

Under the terms of the agreement, Movistar+ has also gained rights over the BBC Earth brand, enabling the company to create a specific content block with the documentary series. All the titles will also be available on Movistar+’s video-on-demand (VOD) platform.

“The partnership between Movistar+ and the BBC means a step forward into building a different channel with quality programming,” said Fernando Jerez, director of #0 and director of entertainment content, Movistar+.

“We are happy to have been collaborating with #0 since it launched in 2016. It’s great to deliver our awarded and innovative documentaries to its audience,” added André Renaud, VP, sales, BBC.