BBC names new board members

Tim Davie

The BBC has named the three executives that will join director general Tony Hall on its new board, along with five non-executive directors from outside… Read more

British broadcasting at terminal risk from SVOD ‘insurgents’

Andrew Neil

The future of British broadcasting is at risk from SVOD “insurgents” like Netflix and Amazon, and from the threat of widespread foreign ownership, according to… 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 calls for iPlayer prominence on TV platforms

James Purnell

The BBC has called for on-demand players like its iPlayer service to be guaranteed prominence on all major TV platforms. In a article for the… Read more

BBC reports record iPlayer traffic in February

The Moorside

Daily programme requests to the BBC iPlayer reached a record high of 9.9 million in February, according to the UK public service broadcaster. The BBC… Read more

BBC brings authenticated on-demand to Malaysia

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BBC Worldwide has launched its authenticated SVOD service BBC Player in Malaysia in partnership with Telekom Malaysia. The rollout marks the second country to receive… Read more

All3Media cofounder joins BBC board

Steve Morrison

Steve Morrison has joined the board of UK public broadcaster the BBC. Morrison is the cofounder of Chrysalis TV, which later became All3Media. He left… 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

Netflix launches European charm offensive

Ted Sarandos

Netflix has launched a European charm offensive, claiming a to-date spend of US$1.75 billion in the continent and announcing it is coproducing three more dramas… Read more

UK government ups BBC licence fee price


The UK government has confirmed that it will increase the price of the BBC licence fee from £145.50 (€170) per year to £147 from April… Read more