BBC Earth Offers Free Planet Earth Episode Download on iTunes

In celebration of Earth Day’s 40th Anniversary, the beloved and award winning BBC Earth series Planet Earth is now available on iTunes with a special, one-time free episode download (“Pole to Pole”) from April 12 – 26, 2010.

This jaw-dropping, 11-part series from the BBC’s Natural History Unit presents the epic story of life on Earth. Series producer Alastair Fothergrill and his team spent four years in production, over 2,000 days in the field, using 71 cameramen filming across 204  locations in 62 countries to capture the ultimate portrait of our planet. It has garnered legions of fans and universal critical acclaim with the Oprah Magazine saying “It is the most beautiful, wondrous and truly majestic series – the best thing I’ve ever seen on TV.” Using a budget of unprecedented proportions and captured on HD television or HD handheld device like the Apple iPad which launch on April 3rd.

The BBC Natural History Unit has been producing extraordinary programming for over 50 years, and continues to take viewers to new and exciting parts of our Earth. Planet Earth, a BBC/Discovery co-production, aired on the Discovery Channel in 2007. It is the must-see precursor to the highly anticipated BBC nature series, Life, currently airing on the Discovery Channel and releasing on DVD June 1, 2010 from BBC video.


Want more Planet Earth? The whole series is available for instant download on iTunes.

  • Standard Definition – $1.99/episode; $20.99 Series Pass
  • High Definition – $2.99/episode; $31.99 Series Pass


Go behind-the-scenes with the all-new playlist The Planet Earth Diaries ($4.99/Playlist/99 cents per episode). Here you’ll find a total of 110 minutes (eleven 10-minute episodes) of footage detailing what the crew had to endure in order to capture some of the most enthralling moments of the series.


Compliment Planet Earth with other BBC Earth series such as Blue Planet, and Yellowstone, and Galapagos both available in HD.


Join the conversation on twitter using the #planetearth hashtag!


I myself have seen a couple of the episodes of Blue Planet and I must say that I was quite intrigued with how things were captured. BBC really out did themselves with the series. I really enjoyed it and it was the best educational and documentary type thing I have ever seen. So I myself am really excited about the release of the Free Planet Earth Episode download that will be available tomorrow.  I also learned something new as I never new there was a series of Yellowstone or Galapagos. Now it caught my interest and I will be checking those out. So if you never seen any of the series I mentioned above I highly encourage you to check it out tomorrow.

Remember it’s a free download on iTunes. You can click the button below to download.

Because I love polar bears I thought I would share this clip from Planet Earth BBC series. The clip is Mother Polar Bear and cubs emerging from den

Please note I was not paid to write this. I wrote this on my own free will and my opinion at the end is my own truthful opinoin. I was provided with the information from BBC and iTunes.

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