BBC Worldwide

BBC Brit goes high-definition on DStv

BBC Brit

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… Read more

BBC Worldwide hires royalties collection specialist

560 Media CEO John O'Sullivan

BBC Worldwide has hired royalties collection specialist 560 Media to collect rights revenue on its behalf. Under the terms of the deal, 560 Media will… Read more

Ex-BBCWW North America president named CEO of Mitú

Herb Scannell

Herb Scannell, ex-president of BBC Worldwide North America has been named the new CEO of Mitú, a digital media brand for Latino millennials. Scannell who… Read more

BBC Earth launching in Greece

BBC Earth

BBC Worldwide is launching its BBC Earth channel in Greece on OTE Group-owned pay TV service Cosmote TV. The channel will be available from the… Read more

McDonough takes charge of Forbidden Technologies

Ian McDonough

Cloud video software-as-a-service specialist Forbidden Technologies has named former Turner northern Europe chief and BBC Worldwide executive Ian McDonough as its new CEO. McDonough will… Read more

Britbox launches on Amazon Channels in the US


BBC Worldwide and ITV’s US subscription video-on-demand service, Britbox, is now available via Amazon’s Channels service. Amazon Prime members in the US can subscribe to… Read more

BBCWW inks first children’s deal with Amazon

Hey Duggee

BBC Worldwide has acquired its first multi-year children’s licensing deal with SVOD service Amazon Prime Video in the UK and Ireland. The deal will give… Read more

BBCWW names new Western Europe chief

Nick Percy

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has named Nick Percy as executive vice president in Western Europe. Percy replaces Tobi de Graaff, who has been given a newly created… Read more

BBCWW upbeat despite drop in cash returns

Planet Earth II

The BBC’s commercial arm reported a year-on-year increase in sales and profits, but cash returns to the corporation fell for the third consecutive year. Announcing… Read more

BBC Worldwide channels launch on Polish OTT service

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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’… Read more