With a little less than a week left before our live broadcasting to CGTN begins, we are hard at work making sure everything is picture-perfect. We cannot express how excited we are to begin a new wild adventure with the Chinese Global Television Network (CGTN). The series titled ‘Wild Wonderland’ will consist of a week’s worth of broadcasts, one hour during sunrise and one hour during sunset as well as a host of unscheduled broadcasts in between of any and all animal action, from hunts and crossings, to fights and tender moments.
All of the broadcasts for this week will only be available on the following CGTN platforms:
Facebook: CGTN and CGTN Africa
Twitter: @CGTNOfficial and @cgtnafrica
YouTube: CGTN and CGTN Africa
Sina Weibo: CGTN
Please note, these are the only platforms the live broadcasts and unscheduled broadcasts will be available, they will not be available on any of the usual safariLIVE or WildEarth Platforms.
We will also be doing a few off-air rehearsals to ensure that everything is TV ready. These rehearsals will be during sunrise on Friday 19 July and both the sunrise and sunset on Sunday 21 July. This means that the Sunrise Safari on Friday 19 July will be cancelled as well as the Sunrise and Sunset Safaris on Sunday 21 July.
Our live broadcasting will resume on the morning of Monday 22 July as the first of 14 highly anticipated live episodes of Wild Wonderland, available on all of the above mentioned CGTN platforms. The grand finale of Wild Wonderland will conclude on the afternoon of Sunday 28 July. After this we will also be taking a brief production break from 29 July until 2 August to give the crew time to travel home and have a much needed rest. The usual safariLIVE drives will pick up and continue from the Sunrise Safari on 3 August.
We can’t wait to bring the magic and might of Africa to a whole new audience in China as well as having you all join us for the adventure. Be sure to check out Wild Wonderland, starting next week!
Please check the CGTN Wild Wonderland broadcast schedule for your time zone below:
Wild Wonderland Broadcast Schedule from 22 – 28 July
Featured image credit: James Hendry
Bravo, seems remarkable idea to me is
Bravo, very good idea
Excellent week of professional broodcasting. Really good to see you all did so well. I hope this gets things rolling with other broodcasters.
I enjoyed Wild Wonderland or are you guys returning in Audust 2019
Teaming up with Communist China is a bad idea. Good bye. I don’t want Communist China to have any access to my devices that I used to watch Safari Live on.
1 hour?? Lame
thanks for the update I thought live drives were gone for good. as i read other posts I think many do also. think this. Graham a few words from you on this would help or have I just missed your posts carol roll
Well wishes for wonderful safaris. Now another part of the world can enjoy, what we already know, the best safari available. Next best thing to being physically present.
Now i have understood.
Thanks and many wishes.
Fantastic – Spread the Love!!! Go WildEarth!!
Nice work on the site Bianca L. and Author indeed.
Best of luck. Φοβοῦ τοὺς Δαναοὺς καὶ δῶρα φέροντας
I hope someone can answer a question for me. Does PDT stand for Pacific time??? I am wondering what time I can watch these in the USA???
Only a one hour drive? I feel robbed..
Many thanks WildEarth for posting this clear info for the upcoming scheduled broadcasts. Very best wishes to all the crew for this great new project broadcasting to China! (@oldbird19
Wishing you all success in this exciting outreach to China, it will help educate a nation who have taken the lives of animals through trafficking of horns/bones etc, elephant tusks, rhino horn tiger skins and bones etc.
are we WE SL viewers able to access CGTN network to view these programmes via you tube free of charge please, if not can you explain how we do so, thank you….safariwildman.
Really wondering how you are going to handle the language issues on the Chinese broadcasts! Or is this only for Chinese people who understand English?