BBC Trust approves AMC Networks deal

bbc worldwide logoThe BBC Trust has approved the partnership between BBC Worldwide and AMC Networks that will see the latter take a 49.9% stake in BBC America.

The Trust said it was satisfied that the proposed partnership fitted the four criteria that govern the BBC’s commercial activity: that it fits with the BBC’s public purposes, exhibits commercial efficiency, does not jeopardise the good reputation of the BBC or the values of its brand; and complies with the principles set out in the BBC’s fair trading policy.