Planet Earth II Ultra HD BD to be featured at MESA Europe Workflow Management Forum

Published February 14, 2017

Following the global success of Planet Earth II, BBC Worldwide is releasing the most watched natural history series of the last 15 years on Ultra HD Blu-ray on March 13th. Prior to its release the title will be discussed at the forthcoming MESA Europe Content Supply Chain and Workflow Management Forum, in London on 2nd March.

Lesley Johnson, Operations Director for BBC Worldwide and Jonathan Cheesmur, Director of European Creative Services for Sony DADC will take to the platform to discuss the creative journey involved in preparing the title and will talk about some of the technical challenges faced in bringing the first ever TV series to the UHD BD format.

“We are delighted that both Lesley and Jonathan have agreed to share details of this exciting, groundbreaking project and be on hand to show the title and answer questions prior to its global release ” said Jim Bottoms, Executive Director of MESA Europe.

The Content Supply Chain and Workflow Management Forum, which also features the Content Localisation Technology Showcase, offers participants a full day of unique insights into some of the issues the content community and their supply chain partners encounter in meeting the evolving needs of the marketplace.

“The role that new technology and systems play and their expected future impact on this whole process will be a recurring theme throughout the day” said David Millar, Director of Communications at MESA Europe.

Joining BBC and Sony DADC on the speaking programme will be senior executives from ITV, Discovery, A+E networks and Deutsche Welle, in addition to contributions from ZOO Digital, Deluxe, Graymeta, Vubiquity, Sohonet, Reverbz Media and the University of Edinburgh.

“Registrations for the event have exceeded our expectations” added Millar “so we look forward to a really interesting and lively discussion”.

To enquire about gaining access to the event and to learn more about the programme, please contact Jim Bottoms or David Millar at MESA Europe.

T: 44 (0)1525 864376

For registration enquiries email Teresa Austerberry (

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