BBC Worldwide

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

bbc top gear

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

BBC needs to focus on online, talent and finance, says commerce chief

Bal Samra at The Future of Broadcasting

The BBC needs to respond to the fragmentation of audiences and the emergence of global competition by focusing on its online presence, developing “world-class creativity”… Read more

Major content firms pact for anti-piracy coalition


BBC Worldwide places BBC Store under review

BBC Store

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… Read more

BBC Advertising names business development and innovation chief

Errol Baran

BBC Worldwide’s advertising unit, BBC Advertising, has named Errol Baran as SVP of business development and innovation. In this new role, he will be charged… Read more

Google to add BBC content to Google Earth

BBC app Life Story

Google will have a raft of BBC content on its relaunched Google Earth service. The internet giant is refreshing its maps and mapping service and… Read more

BBC Worldwide strikes Africa SVOD deal with Iflix


BBC Worldwide has sold a raft of programmes including Top Gear and Luther to African Netflix rival iflix. The deal, the first between the commercial… Read more

Kids SVOD service Azoomee secures BBC deal


Kids SVOD service Azoomee has snagged a raft of BBC kids shows. The on-demand service has licensed a package of CBeebies titles from BBC Worldwide,… Read more