BBC America has had such success with its Wonderstruck series that it is now premiering a special episode entirely focused on the cutest members of the animal kingdom — babies! It premieres Saturday, September 14 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.
If you don’t have cable, here’s how to watch Wonderstruck–Animal Babies online for free:
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You can watch a live stream of BBC America and 60 other TV channels on Philo TV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for Philo, you can watch Wonderstruck–Animal Babies live on the Philo app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast (compatible on Android mobile), iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer on the Philo website.
If you can’t watch live, Philo allows you to DVR programs and watch them up to 30 days later. And even if you forget to DVR something, Philo also comes with a 72-hour rewind feature, which lets you to watch most shows on-demand if they have aired in the last three days.
You can watch a live stream of BBC America and 100-plus other TV channels on FuboTV, which comes with a seven-day free trial:
Once signed up for FuboTV, you can watch Wonderstruck–Animal Babies live on the FuboTV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, Android TV, iPhone, Android phone, iPad or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the FuboTV website.
If you can’t watch live, FuboTV comes with 30 hours of cloud DVR space, as well as a 72-hour look-back feature, which allows you to watch most shows on-demand within three days (and sometimes longer) of their conclusion, even if you don’t record them.
You can watch a live stream of BBC America and 35-plus other TV channels via Sling TV’s Sling Blue package. It comes with a free three-day trial, but if you bypass that, you can get $10 off for the first month, and get Showtime, Starz, and Epix included for free:
Once signed up for Sling TV, you can watch Wonderstruck–Animal Babies live on the Sling TV app, which is available on your Roku, Roku TV, Amazon Fire TV, or Firestick, Apple TV, Chromecast, Xbox One, Samsung Smart TV, LG Smart TV, Android TV, airTV Mini, Oculus, Portal, iPhone, Android phone, iPad, or Android tablet. You can also watch on your computer via the Sling TV website.
If you can’t watch live, Sling TV comes included with 10 hours of cloud DVR.
‘Wonderstruck – Animal Babies’ Preview
In November 2019, BBC America premiered Wonderstruck, a weekly 24-hour destination of wildlife airing every Saturday. The idea was that the show would “awaken a sense of awe and inspiration, while connecting viewers to something bigger than themselves. Wonderstruck comes at a time when these benefits are particularly needed. Today, humans are facing growing polarization, constant technological change, rising extremism and increasing urbanization, all of which have resulted in feelings of disconnection.”
Following the successful launch of the 24-hour nature programming, BBC America doubled down and launched a second 24-hour block of programming on Thursdays, which premiered in April 2020. In conjunction with the second day of nature programming, BBC American launched WonderstruckTV.com, a free digital companion site featuring a robust library of short-form nature content, optimized for mobile or desktop.
“We have seen firsthand the incredible benefits of nature programing in reducing stress, promoting awe and inspiration, and facilitating feelings of interconnectedness, especially during times of anxiety and uncertainty. We can’t imagine a moment where these benefits are more needed than now,” said to Courtney Thomasma, executive director of BBC America. “We at BBC America are doing what we can to expand access to this incredible and transportive programming, allowing viewers to explore the world and experience the benefits of nature, even from the safety of their own homes.”
Now the channel is launching a special focusing entirely on animal babies. It is comprised of “three heart-warming films about baby animals growing up in some incredibly challenging environments – in the mountains, on the open plains of Africa and around water. Animal Babies follows the first breaths, first steps, and first feeds of some adorable baby animals, revealing the challenges they face to survive in some of the toughest but most beautiful places on the planet.
Wonderstruck — Animal Babies premieres Saturday, September 12 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on BBC America.
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