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CCTV Documentary Channel launches three new co-productions

08-16-2013 10:47 BJT

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CCTV's Documentary Channel, CCTV-9, has launched three new documentaries. All three are co-productions with renowned international documentary makers such as National Geographic, the Discovery Channel and the BBC.

A big hit for CCTV’s Documentary Channel. This time around, three new documentaries have been launched entitled "Mystery Caves", "Africa" and "Wonders of Life".

"Mystery Caves", or "Tian Keng" in Chinese, is a co-production between CCTV and the National Geographic Channel. It focuses on the dangerous expedition to solve the mystery of some enormous caves in southwest China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region.

"Africa" is a co-production between CCTV’s Documentary Channel, the Discovery Channel and the BBC. The series explores several of the continent’s most fascinating destinations while unlocking the mysteries of the world’s second-largest continent.

CCTV’s Documentary Channel has also partnered with the BBC, launching a new science series called "Wonders of Life", which examines the story of life through physics. The new production brings together CCTV and the BBC’s award-winning science unit for the first time. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, will distribute the series globally.

Vice director of CCTV’s Documentary Channel, Zhou Yan, says that co-operating with international documentary makers is a helpful way for Chinese professionals to learn and improve.

"Working with international documentary makers is a great opportunity for us. We can learn a lot from them including the latest technology, the way they tell a story and how they attract viewers to explore the unknown world through documentary. All of this will help us to improve," Zhou said.

Liz McLeod, the executive producer of "Mystery Caves", believes that an international team will help Chinese documentary makers learn new documentary styles that are popular outside China.

The documentaries will be aired on CCTV One and CCTV’s Documentary Channel from this Friday.

 

Editor:Zhou Minxi |Source: CCTV.com

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