BBC Store

BBC Worldwide confirms BBC Store closure

BBC Worldwide is shutting down its transactional VOD service, BBC Store, amid changing viewing habits and weak demand for the offering. The BBC’s commercial arm today confirmed that it would close down the service, which went live just eighteen months ago, as viewers increasingly opt for third-party subscription video-on-demand offerings provided by the likes of […]

BBC Worldwide places BBC Store under review

The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, is mulling whether to close down its transactional VOD service, BBC Store, just 18 months after its launch. The Telegraph reported over the weekend that BBC Worldwide is poised to shut down Store after it failed to hit commercial targets. A source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to […]

BBC Store makes app debut on Windows 10

BBC Worldwide’s new online store has launched as an application for Windows 10 PCs and mobile devices – its first app deployment since going live as a web service last week. The BBC Store currently offers more than 7,000 hours of BBC programming – both recent shows and content from the archive – with Microsoft […]

BBC Store launches with ‘most comprehensive ever’ offering

BBC Worldwide today launches its download-to-own BBC Store, promising access to the “most comprehensive collection of BBC programmes ever collected”. The store is a joint effort between the BBC’s commercial and public service arms and is accessible both through the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service and from a standalone website – with BBC Store mobile apps […]

BBC Store to launch next month

The BBC is due to launch its buy-to-own digital content store in the UK next month, BBC Worldwide’s president of UK and ANZ, Marcus Arthur has confirmed. Speaking at IHS’s PEVE Entertainment Business Futures 2015 event in London, Arthur said the BBC Store will go live in November, following a press launch next week. The […]

BBC mulling subscription model for international version of Store

BBC Store, the forthcoming electronic sell-through service from BBC Worldwide, will likely be rolled out internationally sometime after its UK launch next year, with the BBC’s commercial arm mulling whether to adopt a subscription or a transactional model for the international service.  Speaking at Informa’s Digital TV World Summit in London this morning, Marcus Arthur, […]

BBC Worldwide names BBC Store chief

BBC Worldwide has appointed Jonathan Green as the new Director of BBC Store, the new electronic sell-through service to be launched by the BBC next year. Green was previously director of e-commerce at Virgin Media and has also serves as head of consumer online at BT. The BBC confirmed it will launch BBC Store next […]

BBC to integrate EST Store with iPlayer, initial launch scheduled for Q215

BBC Store, the UK public broadcaster’s planned electronic sell-through proposition, will be launched in the second quarter of next year and will later be integrated with the BBC iPlayer catch-up service, according to Marcus Arthur, president of UK and ANZ, BBC Worldwide. Speaking on a panel session at the PEVE Entertainment Business Futures conference in […]

BBC Store not due this year, says BBCWW boss Davie

BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said that the corporation’s download-to-own BBC Store, which was approved by the BBC Trust in February, will not launch before the end of the year. Speaking at IBC this morning, Davie, who is the head of the BBC’s commercial arm, said that the store is now likely to go live […]

BBC Worldwide partners with SeaChange for BBC Store

The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, has partnered with SeaChange ahead of the planned launch of its online BBC Store next year. SeaChange will provide a complete managed service based on its Cloud Adrenaline platform, allowing Worldwide to make TV content available online for purchase via BBC Store. Cloud Adrenalin is designed to let TV […]