Discovery and the BBC are splitting up, with the companies saying Wednesday that the decision to end their long co-production partnership is mutual.
Together, the companies have produced shows like “Life,” “Frozen Planet” and “Wonders of the Solar System.” Despite the end of the pact, the companies said they still have a number of projects in the works such as “Hidden Kingdom,” “Survival” and “How to Build a Planet.”
Both Discovery and BBC executives said they looked forward to continuing to collaborate on future projects.
“We look forward to working with the many talented production companies around the world, including the BBC, with whom we have enjoyed a long and successful relationship,” Discovery’s Executive Vice President of Production & Development, Landmark Series and Specials, Andrew Jackson said in a statement.
“We look forward to working together on a number of projects in the future,” BBC Commercial Director Bal Samra said in a statement. “Science and Natural History programs have always been a core part of the BBC’s DNA and we have ambitious plans for the future with an exciting range of new content in the pipeline. International demand for our content has never been higher and we continue to enjoy a collaborative and fruitful relationship with a wide range of co-producers.”