BBC Worldwide

Disney launches original show for dedicated app

Disney EMEA is launching So Sammy, a new short form series from British comedian Miranda Hart. The series will be made by UK indie King Bert, which Hart founded in 2014 alongside fellow comic and actor David Walliams,with backing from BBC Worldwide. So Sammy is the first original for the Disney Channel’s dedicated app and […]

BBC and Snapchat team for Planet Earth II

BBC Worldwide will launch exclusive Planet Earth II content on Snapchat a day ahead of its linear airing. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has joined forces with Snap Inc. and new content from the blue chip factual show will be available to view on mobile devices in the US and Canada. The linear […]

BBC Worldwide cruises into maritime market

The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide has launched its first channel produced exclusively for cruise ships and the wider maritime market. The BBC HD channel will go live through Global Eagle Entertainment’s MTN TV network, with P&O Cruises and Cunard to be the first to offer the network to guests. The channel will air a […]

BBC Earth teams up with Oculus for natural history VR experiences

BBC Worldwide’s naturally history service BBC Earth has struck a partnership with virtual reality outfit Oculus to launch three new VR experiences. The experiences will enable users to become immersed in the daily life of a caracal cat, an oogpister beetle and black bears. All three virtual reality experiences will be released separately on Oculus […]

BBC, Blue Ant launching Earth channel

BBC Worldwide and Blue Ant are rolling out the BBC Earth channel in Canada. The commercial arm of the UK pubcaster and the Canadian programmer and channel operator will launch the high-end factual net on January 24. The launch line-up will include hit series Planet Earth II and The Hunt. The HD net will replace […]

BBC Worldwide names Italy and Iberia sales chief

BBC Worldwide has named Andre Renaud in the new role of VP of sales for Italy and Iberia. Renaud will be responsible for all TV and digital sales as well as format licensing in the region, and will report Tobi de Graaff EVP for western Europe. He will take up his new position in January. […]

Vimeo adds BBC Worldwide, All3Media titles

Vimeo has agreed content partnerships with TV distributor All3Media International and the BBC’s commercial arm BBC Worldwide. Through the deals, a range of comedy, drama, and documentary titles will be available as part of Vimeo’s global transactional video-on-demand (TVOD) store. The first All3Media International content to be released on Vimeo includes all four seasons of […]

Africa launch for CBeebies

The BBC’s preschool channel CBeebies is launching in East Africa on the Zuku pay TV platform. The UK pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, handles the channel’s distribution internationally as part of its portfolio of channels. It has inked a deal with Zuku TV and the preschool channel is now available on the pay TV platform […]

MIPCOM 2016: New Hungarian channel taps BBC WW for content

Hungarian state broadcaster MTVA is to launch a new culture-focused channel, M5, and has struck a deal with BBC Worldwide to provide content for it. The BBC Worldwide agreement is the largest struck in Hungary by the BBC’s commercial unit in recent years. The deal will see the entire back catalogue of British sitcom My […]

BBC launches first TV Everywhere service

BBC Worldwide has launched BBC Player, a branded TV Everywhere service in partnership with Singaporean pay TV giant StarHub. TV Everywhere services have proved popular with channels and operators in the US in particular, and allow authenticated pay TV subs to stream channels from their pay TV bundle. The branded BBC Player, which is now […]