BBC Worldwide has appointed Jon Farrar as SVP for Global Programming and Acquisitions, a new role that will see him support the company’s continued genre channel launch plans around the world.
BBC Worldwide announced today sales for the TV rights to air the inaugural BBC Music Awards to DR in Denmark, Space Shower in Japan and RTE in Ireland.
Patagonia Special to broadcast on BBC Knowledge at the same time as it airs in the UK.
BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has announced the first original format deal to come out of its partnership with FremantleMedia Australia (FMA), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne, which is being produced for SBS.
BBC Brit launch brings Polish viewers Top Gear S22 same day as the UK
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BBC AMERICA has picked up a second season of its first original comedy series Almost Royal. The (8x30) second season is produced by Burning Bright Productions with Clive Tulloh (Eddie Izzard: Marathon Man, The Dame Edna Treatment, High Spirits with Shirley Ghostman) as executive producer and Séamus Murphy-Mitchell (Bug, Friday Night with Jonathan Ross) as series producer.
• The Blue Planet in Concert at London’s Festival Hall • Performed by the London Philharmonia • 22nd January 2015 • Philharmonia.co.uk for more information
BBC Worldwide channels unveiled its summer season of programming today, exclusive to DStv viewers in South Africa. The exciting schedules are packed with high-quality programming and A-list talent – including Hollywood star Maggie Gyllenhaal in The Honourable Woman, UK ratings-hit The Musketeers and the return of the critically acclaimed British period drama Downton Abbey.
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BBC Worldwide, the wholly owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has appointed Jonathan Green as the new Director of BBC Store, the new digital service to be launched by the BBC next year which will allow people to buy and keep digital copies of the BBC programmes they love.
Kate Phillips will join BBC Worldwide in January as Creative Director of Formats, a new senior role that will see Phillips deliver a global formats strategy that structures the business’ formats activities to maximise commercial potential.
BBC Worldwide chooses Poland as debut destination for BBC BRIT and BBC EARTH’S linear channel launches
The stars from the hotly anticipated BBC series The Musketeers will be touching down on South African soil on 25th November for a very special preview screening of the brand new BBC Entertainment series.
From November 14, BBC First brings Australian audiences the highly-anticipated second series of The Fall, express from the UK. Broadcasting just an hour after UK transmission, at 10am each week with an encore at 8.30pm, this highly anticipated second series is the first ‘express’ title from BBC First.
BBC Worldwide North America Acquires Award-Winning Director John Boorman’s Final Film Queen And Country
BBC Worldwide North America announced today the acquisition of Queen and Country, the latest film by five-time Academy Award® nominated director and writer John Boorman (Hope and Glory, Excaliber, The General, Deliverance), securing all rights in North America. The film, which Boorman has announced will be his last, premiered at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2014 and was acquired after making its North American debut during Film Comment’s special screening at the 52nd New York Film Festival earlier this month. Queen and Country is one of the elite selections for the MoMa Contender 2014, a special screening series to be held in New York during the month of November.