Eden broadcasts nature and science documentaries and it may, during late 2012 or sometime in 2013, broadcast episodes of Planet Dinosaur, as it takes at least a year before BBC programmes can air on Eden and other UKTV channels. Eden also currently broadcasts shows, such as Walking with Dinosaurs and Animal Armageddon, which have a dinosaur-related theme, so it seems a likely candidate to house Planet Dinosaur in the future. Eden has a sister channel, called Watch that airs entertainment programmes from the archives of the BBC and international broadcasters, it does currently broadcast episodes of Walking with Dinosaurs and since Planet Dinosaur is both similar and entertaining Watch will probably broadcast episodes of Planet Dinosaur in the future.
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.
Some notable programmes include:
- Human Planet
- Planet Earth
- The Blue Planet
- Last Chance to See
- Wonders of the Solar System
- Natural World