18 Nov '11, 2pm

Discovery says they’ll be airing climate change show after all, sort of:

We were pretty irritated at the news that Discovery Channel, which bought the BBC's spectacular Frozen Planet documentary for airing in the U.S., would not be showing the series' final climate change episode. Turns out we should have instead been irritated that they're dissing Sir David "So Cool Penguins Nest In Me" Attenborough. Discovery says it's not removing the program's climate change content, but it is recutting the footage into fewer episodes without Sir David's dulcet tones. Discovery said as much to Treehugger, which is owned by Discovery Communications but says that didn't affect its story: As it turns out, creating different versions of these shows for audiences in different countries is commonplace. The deals behind these co-productions are complicated, but, simply put, the BBC and Discovery Channel share footage - as well as the stories and messages that go w...

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