Singapore, Tuesday, 29 November 2016 - David Beckham has yet another accolade to add to his name. The football legend, international model and People magazine's Sexiest Man Alive 2015 is also the man most Singaporeans would want to watch the telly with. This was revealed in a recent poll conducted by BBC Worldwide* on the viewing habits and attitudes towards British programmes of those living in seven Asian countries, including Singapore, Malaysia, India, China and Hong Kong.
BBC Worldwide today announced a deal with TVB to launch its suite of five channels and brands in Hong Kong. BBC First, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News are now available on myTVSuper, TVB’s new subscription service that is available on the set top box, mobile and tablet as an app.
BBC Worldwide today announced the appointment of Andre Renaud to the newly created role of Vice- President of Sales for Italy and Iberia.
BBC Earth releases The Story of Life app – The largest digital collection of Sir David Attenborough's work
This week sees the launch of an ambitious project to bring Sir David Attenborough’s breath-taking archive to new generations of fans.
A key partnership has been forged between BBC Worldwide and Zuku TV, East Africa’s leading home entertainment operator. It will see the CBeebies channel launch on the Zuku platform on Channel 602 and will become available for all customers in its market from early November as a 24 hour channel.
Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks to be premiered live on Twitter ahead of being released on BBC Store and DVD
#PowerOfTheDaleks In a first for a UK television programme the new BBC Worldwide animated version of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks is to be premiered live and exclusively on Twitter via Periscope at 17.50, Saturday 5th November, 50 years to the minute after the original version of the programme was first transmitted on BBC One in 1966.
Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks, the brand new animated version of the much celebrated lost story, is set to be a must buy for every Doctor Who fan with a wealth of extra material available with both the BBC Store and DVD releases. This highly anticipated adventure will be released on BBC Store on Saturday 5th November, exactly 50 years to the minute after it was first transmitted on BBC One at 5.50pm on Saturday 5th November, 1966, with DVD following on Monday 21st November.
BBC Advertising reveals the truth about ‘millennials’ and why brands need to rethink their approach to this much-coveted generation
• Research reveals that the industry’s perception of millennials doesn’t match the reality – it’s the affluent subset which embody the traits that are often associated with this generation as a whole • Affluent millennials’ unique relationship with money and the environment is having a major impact on their relationship with brands and their expectations of them • Affluent millennials have a much stronger relationship with international news providers than they do with social media
BBC Worldwide’s entertainment channels have been named as one of the top 20 brands in the prestigious African Loeries® Official Rankings™ 2016.
BBC Lifestyle’s The Great South African Bake Off comes out as star baker as it returns for a second series
The Great South African Bake Off has risen to the challenge on BBC Lifestyle, with the first episode ranking as the number one on a lifestyle channel on DStv.
BBC Worldwide Singapore today announced Mitsubishi Electric Asia, as the key broadcast sponsor for Planet Earth II in Asia. Mitsubishi Electric Asia is also the inaugural sponsor on the BBC Earth channel in Asia.
Today, BBC Worldwide announced a co-production deal with one of China’s largest providers of Internet value added services, Tencent Holdings Limited (“Tencent”, SEHK: 00700) for Planet Earth II. This is the first time BBC Worldwide is co-producing a documentary with a video platform in China.
BBC Store releases classic children’s series’ including Andy Pandy, the Adventure Game and Moon Stallion
BBC Store marks the 70th anniversary of the first broadcast of Muffin the Mule with classic children’s releases including four programmes that have never been released before - The Adventure Game, Break in the Sun, Codename Icarus and The Enchanted Castle. Shows released each day from Monday 17th to Friday 21st October.
BBC Worldwide today announced at Mipcom that German public service broadcaster WDR will be a co-production partner on the BBC Natural History Unit’s forthcoming blue chip series Ocean. The deal sees a continuation of the relationship between the two companies with WDR being the home for Africa and Wild Atlantic.
Tower Productions announced today that For What It’s Worth, a Tuesday’s Child format, has been commissioned by German broadcaster ZDF. The show will go into production before Christmas and an initial 20 episode run will be transmitted on ZDFneo early in 2017.
BBC Worldwide and Endemol Shine Brazil today announced a new partnership to produce the best of BBC Worldwide’s general entertainment and scripted formats for the Brazilian market.
BBC Worldwide marks Len Goodman’s departure from Strictly Come Dancing with the release of The Best of Strictly Come Dancing: Len’s Grand Finale DVD
The Best of Strictly Come Dancing: Len’s Grand Finale DVD is released on 28 November 2016. BBC Worldwide is to mark the departure of Strictly Come Dancing’s judge Len Goodman with the release of a specially commissioned DVD – The Best of Strictly Come Dancing: Len’s Grand Finale - as he looks back at some of his favourite moments on the show.
BBC Worldwide has announced the biggest deal in recent years in Hungary with state broadcaster, MTVA.
BBC Worldwide has announced new presales for the highly anticipated landmark series Planet Earth II ahead of Mipcom 2016.