BBC Worldwide

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

BBC Worldwide takes Cbeebies to Taiwan


BBC Worldwide, the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm, is launching kids channel Cbeebies in Taiwan on March 13. The channel, which will be available in… Read more

BritBox names BBCWW exec as president

Soumya Sriraman

BritBox, the forthcoming US subscription VOD service from BBC Worldwide and ITV, has appointed Soumya Sriraman as president, North America. Sriraman, who was most recently executive… Read more

Disney launches original show for dedicated app

Disney channel 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… Read more

BBC and Snapchat team for Planet Earth II

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,… Read more

BBC Worldwide cruises into maritime market

Travis Peterson ( Eagle Entertainment) Zina Neophytou (BBC Worldwide) and Graham Douglas (Carnival UK)

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… Read more