Eager to stay on top of current trends and a growing online audience, BBC Worldwide last week launched "Earth Unplugged,"; it's first YouTube channel dedicated to original natural history content. 


"With Earth Unplugged we're seeking to connect a new audience with the world around them," Amanda Hill, managing director for BBC Earth at BBC Worldwide told the Daily Mail. "YouTube offers a fantastic opportunity to reach people and grab their attention with innovative nature content that will captivate and inspire."


Earth Unplugged has launched with seven new natural history shows - including "Earth Juice" (which weekly covers the latest nature discoveries), "Deadliest" (which, of course, profiles deadly animals), and the uplifting "Amazing Baby Animals" (no explanation necessary - you'll likely love it.)  


The BBC is hoping to launch other dedicated online channels through YouTube shortly. To see what else is planned for "Earth Unplugged," check out the promo video below. 


Michael d'Estries ( @michaeldestries ) covers science, technology, art, and the beautiful, unusual corners of our incredible world.

BBC launches natural history YouTube channel
Broadcaster hopes the new online venture will become "a destination site for wildlife and nature."