BBC buys NBC movies for its international nets

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has acquired a package of movies for its international entertainment channel. 

It picked up the titles, which include Love Actually, About a Boy and Billy Elliot from NBC’s distribution arm, NBC Universal International Television Distribution. The movies will air on the BBC’s BBC Entertainment channel, which is carried on numerous pay-TV platforms, most recently launching in Poland. The BBC operates five channels in international markets. The other four are: BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle; CBeebies; and BBC Prime.

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