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MEASAT renews distribution deal with BBC Studios

MEASAT Satellite Systems Sdn. Bhd., (MEASAT), in partnership with Globecast, has announced a renewal of its contract with BBC Studios. This will see the company continue to distribute BBC channels across Asia via the MEASAT-3 satellite. The channels include nature-focused BBC Earth HD, preschool television from CBeebies HD, and BBC Lifestyle Asia – the broadcaster’s […]

BBC Studios creates new APAC regional business

BBC Studios has brought its Asia and Australia and New Zealand regions together to create a newly formed Asia-Pacific (APAC) regional business comprising its international sales and distribution business, under the leadership of Jon Penn, formerly managing director, Australia & New Zealand, BBC Studios.  The move follows the departure of Myleeta Aga, Acting EVP, Asia, […]

HBO Max secures Doctor Who and raft of BBC content

HBO Max has scooped up exclusive streaming rights to Doctor Who via a major licensing deal with BBC Studios. The WarnerMedia-owned platform has picked up exclusive streaming rights to the current season, along with 10 other seasons of the rebooted sci-fi show, which was re-launched on BBC One in 2005 after a 16-year absence. The programme, which […]

BBC Studios brings international sales and distribution businesses together

BBC Studios has brought its international sales and distribution business, encompassing content sales, branded services and ancillaries, together into a single global distribution group with Paul Dempsey taking the role of president, global distribution. Dempsey joined BBC Worldwide in 1998 and has held a number of senior positions including interim CEO, managing director, consumer products […]

Netflix hires BBC Studios CMO as marketing chief

Netflix has hired BBC Studios’ chief marketing officer Jackie Lee-Joe as its CMO. The Australian exec, who has served as CMO for BBC Studios since 2015, will take over from Kelly Bennett, who is retiring this year after seven years with the streaming giant. The London-based executive, who has been appointed after a four-month search […]

BBC Studios delivers record return

BBC Studios’ branded services arm, which includes international channels and streaming services, delivered a solid performance for the 2018-19 financial year, with EBITDA growth of 16% that reflected a strong performance from BBC America and BritBox in the US and Canada. BBC America and BritBox passed the half million subscriber mark ahead of target. BBC […]

UKTV announces new-look management team

UKTV has shaken up its executive leadership team, following the separation of BBC Studios’ and Discovery’s joint interest in the company, which sees BBC Studios take full ownership of UKTV. Marcus Arthur, president of BBC Studios UK & Ireland is UKTV’s new CEO, replacing Darren Childs who announced his departure earlier this year. Suzanne Burrows, […]

Doctor Who and Antiques Roadshow channels land on Pluto TV

Following the signing of a distribution deal with the BBC earlier this year, Viacom’s Pluto TV has announced the launch of two new popup channels. The first is dedicated to classic episodes of the cult sci-fi series Doctor Who, while the second channel is solely dedicated to Antiques Roadshow. Both channels are for the US […]

BBC Studios strikes deal for content on Cosmote TV

BBC Studios has struck a deal with Deutsche Telekom-backed Greek telco OTE’s pay TV platform Cosmote TV today that will see it license over 250 hours of premium factual titles from BBC Studios for the Greek service’s on demand offering. The deal is designed to complement the schedule for the BBC Earth linear channel which […]

BBC Studios looks to Netherlands in no-deal Brexit plan

BBC Studios is looking to migrate a chunk of its broadcast licenses to the Netherlands ahead of a potential no-deal Brexit scenario. The commercial arm of the corporation is making the move in order to continue transmitting across the European Union if the UK leaves without a deal in place. The licenses in question are […]

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