ATLANTA, Oct. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CNN Worldwide will make Planet in
Peril, its sweeping four-hour investigation about threats to the world's
environment, available in its entirety through other platforms and services
including the iTunes Store, Netflix and Amazon.com.
"Planet in Peril is essential viewing for anyone who cares about the
environment," said Jon Klein, president of CNN/U.S. "To treat Planet in
Peril as the groundbreaking documentary that it is, we felt compelled to
make this investigation as available as possible in as many formats as
In addition to airing over two nights on Tuesday, Oct. 23, and
Wednesday, Oct. 24, on CNN/U.S. from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT) and CNN
International elsewhere in the world, Planet in Peril, filmed in a
high-definition format, will be available through:
-- iTunes as downloadable video for $1.99 per episode at www.iTunes.com.
Each episode will be available the day after its airing - the first
episode on Wednesday, Oct. 24, and the second episode on Thursday, Oct.
-- Netflix as a rental DVD. Netflix subscribers are able to place rental
requests now for Planet in Peril with delivery scheduled after the
program's debut on CNN/U.S.;
-- Amazon.com as a DVD. Visitors to www.amazon.com/planetinperil can place
pre-orders today for the Planet in Peril DVD set in standard definition
(SD) for $29.95, with delivery scheduled after the program's debut.
CreateSpace, part of the Amazon.com, Inc. group of companies and an
inventory free on-demand publisher for DVD, HD DVD, digital content,
CDs and books, will fulfill orders for each Planet in Peril DVD set;
-- Sprint cell phone users through CNN Mobile Live available on Sprint TV.
Users will be able to watch the live broadcast of Planet in Peril on
Tuesday, Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, on CNN Mobile Live from
9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT); and
-- Video-on-demand through cable providers. Planet in Peril has been made
available for television on-demand platforms. Viewers should check
their On Demand guides for availability.
CNN on Sunday, Oct. 21, offered exclusive, advance screenings of a 40-
minute excerpt of Planet in Peril at Apple Stores in New York City, Los
Angeles, Chicago, San Francisco and London. At the screenings,
representatives involved in the documentary's production, including CNN
anchor Anderson Cooper, CNN's chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta
and Animal Planet host and wildlife biologist Jeff Corwin, and CNN
producers and executives, were on hand to discuss the making of this
four-hour documentary filmed across four continents and 13 countries.
In addition to the broadcast of Planet in Peril on CNN/U.S. and CNN
International, special reporting relating to the investigation is available
across multiple CNN Worldwide networks and platforms, including:
-- Exclusive video trailer for "Until the Day Is Done", the new song from
R.E.M., matched to clips from CNN's Planet in Peril, available at
-- A special, investigative section on CNN.com at
www.CNN.com/PlanetinPeril, which includes a 20-minute excerpt from the
-- Anderson Cooper 360 Daily Podcast, available for free on
CNN.com and iTunes, features pre-released packages from Planet in
-- One-minute special reports from a 20-part series anchored by Cooper for
CNN Radio affiliates; and
-- A Planet in Peril viewing guide from CNN Student News, providing
parents and educators with a springboard for discussing the documentary
For Planet in Peril, Cooper, Gupta and Corwin will focus on four main
issues that threaten the planet and its inhabitants: climate change,
deforestation, species loss and overpopulation. Planet in Peril, filmed
across four continents and 13 countries, airs over two nights on Tuesday,
Oct. 23, and Wednesday, Oct. 24, from 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. (ET/PT) on CNN/U.S.
and at other times on CNN International.
The debut of Planet in Peril, shot and produced using state-of-the-art
high-definition equipment, follows the September launch of CNN-HD, the
network's high-definition news channel. Crews for Anderson Cooper 360, an
in- depth, comprehensive news program that takes a full 360-degree look at
the world's events, produced Planet in Peril.
CNN Worldwide, a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time
Warner Company, is the most trusted source for news and information. Its
reach extends to nine cable and satellite television networks; one private
place- based network; two radio networks; wireless devices around the
world; CNN Digital Network, the No. 1 network of news Web sites in the
United States; CNN Newsource, the world's most extensively syndicated news
service; and strategic international partnerships within both television
and the digital media.
An online press kit is available at