Students from three local universities in Liverpool, Salford and Chester pitched their ideas for an entertainment format at BBC Worldwide Showcase today. The winning team, Michael Miller and Kyle Ross from University of Salford, presented their idea for a new TV programme to a panel of judges from the BBC and BBC Worldwide.
BBC Worldwide has announced that it will be the global distributor of the 2015 Global Citizen Festival. The specially curated six-hour live event will be streamed internationally - as well as a one-hour TV special crafted by this year’s Creative Director, Academy Award nominee and BAFTA award-winning screenwriter, Richard Curtis.
BBC Worldwide today announced Germany’s NDR Naturfilm as co-producers of a major new natural history series, The Hunt, from Alastair Fothergill (Planet Earth and Frozen Planet). Exploring the dramatic world of predation as never before, The Hunt is a Silverback Films Production for BBC, co-produced with BBC Worldwide, BBC AMERICA and NDR Naturfilm.
BBC Worldwide today announced a raft of international sales for two animated pre-school series Hey Duggee and Nelly & Nora bringing these hit shows to children globally.
• Research was commissioned by BBC Worldwide, ahead of BBC Worldwide Showcase, to show what people think about British telly around the world • According to the survey and infographic, Chinese, German and Australian viewers love British TV for its humour and comedy shows • Americans and Mexicans tune in for a British accent, whilst the Indians appreciate a British love scene • The quality of programmes was a popular attribute across all countries, with Chinese and Japanese flying the flag for British characters
A New Zealand version of hit BBC factual series, Coast, goes into production this week for TV ONE.
BBC Worldwide has today announced the sale of the acclaimed drama series Wolf Hall to ARTE for France and Germany ahead of its launch at BBC Worldwide Showcase 2015 in Liverpool (22 – 25th February).
Linda Deubel, a key member of the marketing team behind the successful launch of BBC First, has been named as the new Director of Brands and Marketing for BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand (ANZ).
UKTV broadcasts awards express from the UK
BBC Worldwide and ELTA TV kicked off 2015 by announcing a deal that will see the largest volume of UK content available in Taiwan. The deal includes channels, programme sales and VOD for BBC’s factual, lifestyle, light entertainment, news and current affairs content across multiple platforms in Taiwan.
The highly-anticipated, 6-part TV adaption of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and its sequel, Bring Up The Bodies will be premiering in Australia on BBC First in the first half of 2015.
Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond & James May mark season launch of Top Gear with a one-off live fan event
An Evening with Top Gear streamed globally on YouTube
In addition to holding a global launch event for the new series this Sunday in London with Clarkson, Hammond and May, Top Gear is also announcing another first that will see January 25th’s opening episode of Series 22 on BBC Two broadcast simultaneously in over 50 countries across Australia, Africa and the Middle East at the same time as the UK.
For the first time, viewers in Asia will be able to watch the new series of Top Gear on the same day as it is telecast in the UK. The latest season of Top Gear will premiere on BBC Knowledge on Monday night at 9pm SIN/HK/TW.
For the first time, South African viewers will be able to watch the new series of Top Gear on BBC Entertainment within minutes of it airing in the UK. The latest season of Top Gear will premiere at 20:00 on January 25.
Attention parents. This Australia Day your kids will be kept entertained for hours with EMMY Award-winning eco-hit dirtgirlworld, airing for the first time on Foxtel’s kids channel CBeebies in a special back-to-back marathon on January 26 from 9am to 4pm.