US TV channel Planet Green will start new weekly documentary strand Reel Impact, hosting the world TV premiere of Jeremy Simmons’ SXSW selection The Last Beekeeper on September 12.

Next on the two-hour block will be Barbara Ettinger’s A Sea Change on September 26.

Also, Planet Green will present John Maringouin’s Sundance premiere Big River Man in 2010; other new acquisitions include H2Oil by Shannon Walsh, Inheritance: A Fisherman’s Story by Peter Hegedus, Recipes For Disaster by John Webster, and Split Estate by Debra Anderson.

The strand will also present older films like Grizzly Man, The 11(th) Hour, An Inconvenient Truth and Who Killed the Electric Car?

Planet Green will continue to acquire films to present on Reel Impact, to have a total of 20-26 films signed by 2010.

Also, the company will launch four short-form series this autumn on its website with airings to follow on the TV channel. The shorts will vary in length from 60-90 seconds. The series include Bea Wildered produced by Fun Little Movies, City Shorts produced by Kontentreal, Twigsy produced by Ann Marie Fleming, and The Elementalists produced by Kontentreal.

The environmental-themed channel and multi-platform company launched on June 4, available in 57 million homes. The channel is a division of Discovery Communications.