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Eden (British TV channel)

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One amazing world, one amazing channel
CountryUnited Kingdom
Broadcast areaUK and Ireland
Picture format1080i HDTV
(downscaled to 16:9 576i for the SDTV feed)
Timeshift serviceEden +1
OwnerBBC Studios
Sister channelsAlibi
Launched8 March 2004
ReplacedUK Horizons
Former namesUKTV Documentary (2004–2009)

Eden is a British premium television channel broadcasting nature content with some factual entertainment programming in the United Kingdom and Ireland as part of the UKTV network of channels. The channel originally launched on 8 March 2004 and relaunched in its current format on 27 January 2009.

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The UKTV channels were all rebranded on 8 March 2004. At the same time, Eden was launched as UKTV Documentary, showing factual documentaries, mainly from the BBC archives, on a variety of subjects if not covered by another channel in the UKTV network, such as Jacob Bronowski's The Ascent of Man. Much of this programming had come from the former UKTV channel UK Horizons, which had closed down the day before and which the channel, and spun off a sister channel called UKTV People. UKTV Documentary occupied the same broadcasting slot as UK Horizons.

On 9 October 2008, UKTV announced plans to rebrand UKTV Documentary and UKTV People in early 2009.[1] The news came just two days after UKTV's entertainment channels were rebranded to Watch, Gold and Alibi. They announced that UKTV Documentary would be rebranded as Eden and this rebrand took place on 26 January 2009. As part of the rebrand, the channels programming output changed from all documentaries to primarily documentaries focusing on the natural environment. All other documentaries were transferred to UKTV History or UKTV People, depending on their subject matter.

Subsidiary channels

Eden +1

From launch, the channel has had a timeshift service, called Eden +1 and UKTV Documentary +1 before it. The service ran on Sky and Virgin Media and broadcast the channels schedule one hour later than usual. The timeshift was removed from Virgin Media in October 2008 to allow bandwidth for new channel Watch, however the timeshift service was restored on 7 October 2011.

Eden HD

Eden HD launched on 4 October 2010 on Sky channel 559, running a high-definition simulcast of the main channel.[2] As part of Virgin Media's deal to sell its share of UKTV, all five of UKTV's HD channels were added to Virgin's cable television service by 2012.[3] Eden HD was added to Virgin Media on 7 October 2011.[4] On 3 October 2016, Eden HD was added to BT.[5] On 2 October 2017, Eden HD was removed from the Sky lineup and replaced with Gold HD.

On-air identity

The UKTV Documentary identity focused around scenes from the landscape of Britain. The ident would first feature a close up shot, for example of a person or a stone, before pulling back to reveal the bigger picture: such as a busy rail station or a stone circle. This was then overlaid with the UKTV Documentary logo, consisting of the UKTV logo on top, and an upper case 'DOCUMENTARY' tag below, aligned to the left of the screen. Alongside the idents, the channel had a Digital on-screen graphic (DOG) of the same design and also featured a generic UKTV design for all promotions for the channel. The channels house colour was a blue, similar in shade to Azure, and would feature in numerous changing shades on the end boards of promotions.

The current Eden identity features explorers in an unknown environment, such as the deep jungle or the Antarctic, before coming across a landscape, which the logo then forms onto.


Logo without circle (2009-present)

The programming used on the channel is mostly from the BBC archives, and are therefore edited to fit the time slot: an original broadcast for an hour-long programme on the BBC might be as much as 58 minutes long, while the same programme here might be 42 minutes long without the commercials. Eden is renowned for showing blue-chip natural history but has more recently moved into more scientific programmes while keeping the blue-chip, cinematic identity. Eden has also produced its own exclusive programming, with the most recent series David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities, produced by Humble Bee Films,[6] broadcasting from January 2013.

As of May 2024, Eden is now showing the range of reality and history programming from W and Yesterday,[7] while rarely airing nature programming.

Name of show Original channel(s) Original run
10 Things You Didn't Know About... BBC Four 2007-2008
Africa BBC One 2013
An African Journey with Jonathan Dimbleby BBC Two 2010
Animal Armageddon Animal Planet (United States) 2009
Amazing Planet National Geographic Channel (United States) 2007
Amazon BBC Two 2008
Arctic with Bruce Parry BBC Two 2011
Are We Changing Planet Earth? BBC One 2006
Ask Attenborough Eden 2011
Attenborough and the Giant Egg BBC Two 2011
Attenborough's Paradise Birds BBC Two 2015
Australia: The Time Travellers Guide ABC1 (Australia) 2012
The Ballad of Big Al BBC One 2000
BBC Wildlife Specials BBC One 1995–present
The Bear Family & Me BBC Two 2011
Bahama Blue Animal Planet 2015
Bang Goes the Theory BBC One 2009–2014
Biggest and Baddest with Niall McCann Animal Planet 2012-2014
Blood and Guts: A History of Surgery BBC Four 2008
The Blue Planet BBC One 2001
The Brain: A Secret History BBC Four 2011
Charles Darwin and the Tree of Life BBC One 2009
Chased by Dinosaurs BBC One 2002
The Code BBC Two 2011
David Attenborough's Natural Curiosities Eden
Deadly 60 CBBC 2014-2017
Death of a Sea Monster National Geographic Channel (United States) 2011
Deserts and Life Eden 2012
Dino Stampede BBC Two 2011
Do We Really Need the Moon? BBC Two 2011
Earthflight BBC One 2011-2012
Earth: The Power of the Planet BBC Two 2007
Eden Shorts: From Lens to Screen Eden 2015
Equator BBC Two 2006
Expedition Borneo BBC One 2007
Favourite Attenborough Moments UKTV Documentary 2006
First Life BBC Two 2010
Forecasting the End The Weather Channel 2013
Frozen Planet BBC One 2011
Galápagos BBC Two 2006
Ganges BBC Two 2007
Great Barrier Reef BBC Two 2012
The Great Rift: Africa's Wild Heart BBC Two 2010
Hainan Adventure with Nigel Marven Eden 2012
Himalaya with Michael Palin BBC One 2004
Horizon BBC Two 1964–present
How to Grow a Planet BBC Two 2012
Human Planet[a] BBC One 2011
Humpbacks: From Fire to Ice ABC1 (Australia) 2008
The Incredible Human Journey BBC Two 2009
Inside Nature's Giants Channel 4 2009–present
Inside the Human Body BBC One 2011
James May's Things You Need To Know BBC Two 2011–present
Killer Whale Islands with Nigel Marven Channel 5 2007
Killer Whales: Beneath the Surface BBC Two 2013
Last Chance to See BBC Two 2009
Life in Cold Blood BBC One 2008
Life in the Freezer BBC One 1993
Life in the Undergrowth BBC One 2005
The Life of Birds BBC One 1998
The Life of Mammals BBC One 2002–2003
Life on Earth BBC Two 1979
Life on Fire Arte (France) 2009-2010
Life BBC One 2009
Lion Country ITV 2010–2011
The Living Planet BBC One 1984
Lost Land of the Jaguar BBC One 2008
Lost Land of the Tiger BBC One 2010
Lost Land of the Volcano BBC One 2009
Madagascar BBC Two 2011
Monsters We Met BBC Two 2004
Monster Bug Wars Science (United States) 2011–2012
Mountain Gorilla BBC Two 2010
Museum of Life BBC Two 2010
Natural World BBC Two 1967–present
Nature's Great Events BBC One 2009
Nature PBS (United States) 1982–present
Nigel Marven's Rhino Adventure Channel 5 2006
Nova PBS (United States) 1974–present
Oceans BBC Two 2008
Ocean Giants BBC Two 2011
On Thin Ice BBC Two 2009
Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey BBC Two 2012
Origins of Us BBC Two 2011
Planet Dinosaur BBC One 2011
Planet Earth BBC One 2006
The Polar Bear Family & Me BBC Two 2013
The Private Life of Plants BBC One 1995
Ray Mears' Bushcraft BBC Two 2004-2005
Ray Mears Goes Walkabout BBC Two 2008
Ray Mears' Northern Wilderness BBC Two 2009
Reconstructing T-Rex National Geographic Channel (United States) 2010
Richard Hammond's Invisible Worlds BBC One 2010
Sea Monsters BBC One 2003
The Secrets of Everything BBC Three 2012
South Pacific BBC Two 2009
The Story of Science: Power, Proof and Passion BBC Two 2010
Super Giant Animals BBC One 2013
Swarm: Nature's Incredible Invasions BBC One 2009
Ten Deadliest Snakes: China Animal Planet
Ten Deadliest Snakes with Nigel Marven Animal Planet
Termites - The Inner Sanctum ORF (Austria) 2011
Through Hell and High Water BBC One
The Trials of Life BBC One 1990
Tribal Wives BBC Two 2008-2010
Tribe BBC Two 2005-2007
Tropic of Cancer BBC Two 2010
Uncovering Our Earliest Ancestor: The Link BBC One 2009
Voyage of the Continents Arte (France) 2012
Walking with Beasts BBC One 2001
Walking with Dinosaurs BBC One 1999
Walking with Monsters BBC One 2005
Whale Adventure with Nigel Marven Channel 5
Wild Arabia BBC Two 2013
Wild Brazil BBC Two 2014–present
Wild Britain with Ray Mears ITV
Wild Canada CBC (Canada) 2014–present
Wild Caribbean BBC Two 2007
Wild China BBC Two 2008
Wild Colombia with Nigel Marven Eden 2012
Wild Down Under BBC Two 2003
Wonders of the Solar System BBC Two 2010
Wonders of the Universe BBC Two 2011
Yellowstone BBC Two 2009
Yunnan Adventure with Nigel Marven Eden 2012


  1. ^ The re-runs was withdrawn in 2020 after the BBC admits the breaching of its own editorial guidelines in 2018.

See also


  1. ^ "UKTV unveils its new factual channel brands – Eden and Blighty". UKTV. 9 October 2008. Archived from the original on 30 April 2009.
  2. ^ "UKTV announces Good Food and Eden HD channel rollout". UKTV. 9 August 2010. Archived from the original on 28 August 2010.
  3. ^ "Virgin Media sells £239m stake in UKTV". Financial Times. 15 August 2011. Archived from the original on 3 January 2012.
  4. ^ "Virgin TV just got even bigger". Virgin Media. Archived from the original on 11 October 2011. Retrieved 4 October 2011.
  5. ^ "Four more HD channels arrive on BT TV".
  6. ^ "Eden, Attenborough examine "Natural Curiosities"". Realscreen. 19 April 2012.
  7. ^

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