Brazil, China, USA and France take ‘David Beckham Into The Unknown’ as BBC Worldwide announces 14 international pre-sales

Ahead of the World Cup, it’s great to see a British footballer enjoying an extended stay in Brazil and we are proud to be taking this unique one-off documentary to audiences around the world.Paul Dempsey, President of Global Markets, BBC Worldwide
Date: 09.06.2014     Last updated: 09.06.2014 at 09.00
Category: BBC Worldwide
A1x90 documentary special following global superstar David Beckham on an unforgettable journey through the Amazon rainforest has been pre-sold to 14 countries around the world by BBC Worldwide ahead of its BBC One transmission on Monday 9 June.

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BBC Worldwide announced today it has pre-sold David Beckham Into The Unknown to the following countries: Australia (ABC); Brazil (TV Globo); France (France Televisions); China (Alibaba); Hong Kong (TVB); USA (Showtime); Norway (NRK); Finland (YLE); Sweden (SVT); Denmark (TV2); Iceland (RUV); Spain (Canal Odisea); Romania and Hungary (Digi Life) and South Africa (BBC Knowledge).

Paul Dempsey, President of Global Markets at BBC Worldwide said, “Ahead of the World Cup, it’s great to see a British footballer enjoying an extended stay in Brazil and we are proud to be taking this unique one-off documentary to audiences around the world.’

David Beckham Into The Unknown follows David and three of his closest friends as they explore and experience the isolation of the Brazilian rainforest on a once in a lifetime expedition. The world knows that David Beckham, one of the most decorated football players of all time, has hung up his professional boots. What the world doesn’t know is that the global superstar recently travelled over 5,000 miles from London to South America, to experience life in the Amazon rainforest.

During the course of their journey, Beckham and his friends cook, camp and fish through the tropical Amazon rainforest to discover the “real Brazil” with world renowned Director Anthony Mandler capturing their exploits on film.

David Beckham Into The Unknown is a 1x90 documentary film and a DBrazil TV Ltd Production for the BBC. It will air on BBC One in the UK on Monday 9 June with BBC Worldwide holding international distribution rights for the programme. As well as the 1x90’ duration, it will also be available as a 2x45’ outside of the UK.

For more information, please contact:

Kiran Poonia

Communications Officer, BBC Worldwide

Kiran.poonia@bbc.com