BBC Earth’s Giant Screen series has made its way to the Chinese online video platform Youku. The streaming video platform has acquired five episodes of the series. “Earthflight,” “Incredible Predators,” “Tiny Giants,” “Walking with Dinosaurs,” and “Wild Africa” will be broadcast in HD on Youku digital platforms, which include a streaming service with 500 million active monthly users.
Additionally, Youku gained the rights to distribute 4K versions of the series to linear channels that have the capacity to transmit in the format.
“With our BBC Earth Giant Screen films available in 3D, HD and 4K formats, viewers will have even more opportunities to get up close and personal with some of nature’s most awe-inspiring events.”
Last year Alibaba-owned Youku acquired rival video player Tudou, creating China’s largest on-demand player in the process.