BBC Brit


BBC Brit goes high-definition on DStv

BBC Worldwide’s flagship entertainment channel, BBC Brit, will become available in HD on DStv channel 120 from October 5. The BBC’s commercial arm announced that DStv Compact, Compact Plus and Premium customers will be able to access the high definition feed of the channel on this date. From October 8, DStv Premium customers will also […]

BBC Worldwide channels launch on Polish OTT service

Cyfrowy Polsat-owned OTT TV service Ipla has added three BBC Worldwide channels to its programming line-up. Ipla is adding BBC Brit, the ‘best of British’ channel featuring a mix of factual entertainment programming, including Top Gear, to its Ipla Rozrywka and Ipla Wiedza News Rozrywka packages. The OTT TV service is also offering natural history […]

Inea offering BBC channels unencrypted

Polish cable operator Inea is offering BBC Worldwide’s BBC Brit and BBC HD channels unencrypted until the end of February as a promotional offer. The move means that all Inea’s basic customers will be able to view BBC Brit, which is aimed at a male-skewed audience, and BBC HD, which showcases the best of BBC […]

Sony BBC Earth launches in India

BBC Worldwide has teamed with Sony subsidiary Multi Screen Media India to launch its premium factual channel BBC Earth in the country. The Indian version of the channel will be called Sony BBC Earth and be an HD offering going available in Tamil, English and Hindi across India.  MSM will be the majority partner in the […]

BBC Worldwide launches new channels in South Africa

BBC Worldwide is launching its three new channel brands in Africa for the first time with a three-channel launch on DStv in South Africa. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has revamped its channels offering across three core brands, fact-ent service BBC Brit, factual offering BBC Earth and premium drama service BBC First. […]

BBC Earth rolls out across Europe

BBC Worldwide has launched BBC Earth in as a linear TV channel in a number of European countries this week, including Romania and Turkey. The factual science and nature channel is now accessible for the first time to Romanian audiences via Telekom, RCS/RDS DIGI and Digital Cable Systems, and will be available in the local […]

Nordic launches for BBC Brit and Earth channels

BBC Worldwide is planning to launch its BBC Brit and BBC Earth channels in the Nordics starting April 2015.  The two new global BBC brands will launch as linear channels in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland and will replace the existing BBC Entertainment and BBC Knowledge channels. The launches mark the second rollout for […]

New channels BBC Brit and BBC Earth to debut in Poland

BBC Worldwide is to launch the BBC Brit and BBC Earth channels in Poland on February 1, accessible via DTH, cable and IPTV. BBC Brit is BBC Worldwide’s new premium factual entertainment brand, which will be the exclusive home of popular motorsports programme Top Gear. BBC Earth will showcase factual science and nature-related programming. In […]

BBC Worldwide ups returns but revenues slip

BBC Worldwide upped its returns to its parent corporation last year but saw revenues slip by 6.6% year-on-year. In its 2013/14 annual review, the BBC’s commercial arm said that after increasing its management focus on cash returns to the BBC, it improved returns by 11.4% to £173.8 million (€219.5 million). Investment by Worldwide in BBC […]

BBCWW names commissioning VP for BBC Brit and Earth

BBC Worldwide has upped executive producer Julie Swanston to vice-president of commissioning in Worldwide’s channels content team. Swanston will focus on commissioning original content for BBC Brit and BBC Earth – two of three new global BBC genre brands that are due to roll out on a market-by-market basis later this year and in 2015. […]