BBC Earth

BBC launches new channel in Asia

BBC Worldwide is continuing the international rollout of its new channel brands with the launch of natural history offering BBC Earth in Asia. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has refined its channel offering, which is now focused on doc offering BBC Earth, lifestyle channel BBC Brit and premium drama service BBC First. […]

Channel 5 onboard first BBC Earth original

The UK’s Channel 5 and BBC Worldwide have co-commissioned an extreme weather series that will be the first original for new thematic network BBC Earth. Weather Terror is a six-part series that debuts this Friday on Channel 5 at 8pm. Internationally (excluding the UK and Ireland), the BBC’s commercial arm has rights and is rolling it […]

BBC Earth launching in Latin America

BBC Worldwide is launching its factual channel BBC Earth in Latin America in September. Earth is one of the new three-strong core of channel brands from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. It is rolling out the brand, alongside drama offering BBC First and fact-ent service BBC Brit. Earth is the […]

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. […]

BBC Worldwide names new head of brand

BBC Worldwide has named Sara Holt in the new position of head of brand and global campaigns. Holt will be charged with managing the global launch strategy for the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm’s three new genre brands – BBC First, BBC Brit and BBC Earth. She will also oversee the global brand strategy for the […]

BBC Worldwide announces male-skewing BBC Brit channel

BBC Worldwide is due to launch a male-skewing factual entertainment network called BBC Brit, completing its line-up of three new international channel brands. Speaking at a Broadcast Press Guild lunch in London, BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie confirmed the plans, with the channel due to go live during the coming 2014/15 financial year. BBC Brit […]