Tag Archives: BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide and ShowMax Africa sealed content deal

BBC Worldwide announced that it has concluded a content sales agreement with African SVOD service ShowMax in Africa. BBC is to provide ShowMax with 150 hours worth of natural history, drama and factual entertainment programming which will be available to ShowMax Subscribers in 36 African countries.  Joel Churcher, vice president and general manager for Africa, [...]

BBC Worldwide and E-vision SVoD sealed content deal in MENA

BBC Worldwide and E-vision have come to an agreement over a content deal for its SVoD service. E-Vision which is a fully owned subsidiary of Etisalat the middle Easts leading telecommunications operator. The agreement consists of providing a broad range of content to Etisalats SVoD subscribers with natural history series Wild Mexico, classic comedy [...]

BBC Worldwide extends with more than 800 hours of content in sub-Saharan Africa

The BBC Worldwide will be covering more than 800 hours of programming in the sub-Saharan Africa after securing sales to broadcasters and platforms. This include its deal with. With ShowMax, BBC Worldwide acquired more than 200 hours encompassing over drama, comedy, natural history and kids with titles like Absolutely Fabulous and War and Peace. Dealing [...]

BBC Worlwide’s CBeebies now on Zuku TV in Africa

CBeebies, the preschool channel of BBC Worlwide, is expanding its reach over the Eastern part of the African continent with its recent collaboration with Zuku TV. The channel 24hour channel aims at young children up to age of six and will entertain its audience with animated series such as Go Jetters, Hey Duggee and Sarah [...]

MENA targeted as major potential for production by BBC Worldwide  

  The major commercial arm of BBC, the BBC Worldwide, is targeting the Middle East North African regions as a great potential for monetisation of content and is planning to expand its production in the area. This decision, actually following the launch of BBC First channel on OSN in the MENA region earlier in August. [...]

SPI International acquired TV and VOD rights for BBC Worldwide titles

SPI International has acquired television and VOD rights for BBC Worldwide titles such as Doctor Who and War and Peace for its FilmBox channels. The titles, along with an array of other series and films, will air on the pay-TV operators FilmBox brand of channels across Central and Eastern Europe, Turkey, Africa and the Middle [...]

BBC buys into South African production company

BBC Worldwide has bought into Rapid Blue, the South Africa-based production company that makes regional versions of Dragons Den, Got Talent and X Factor and BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off. Established in 1993, Rapid Blue is the top formats producer in Africa, making the local versions of a slew of well-known international [...]

Keshet secures a drama series from BBC Worldwide

Keshet and BBC Worldwide have signed a licensing deal. As part of the deal, Keshet will develop an Israeli version of the Great Bake Off. The show will be broadcast in 2016. “I am proud to be announcing another deal for The Great Bake Off, growing its success around the world. This year’s Miptv formats [...]

VIDI signs deal with BBC Worldwide

VIDI, a video-on-demand service in South Africa, has purchased programming from BBC Worldwide. VIDI has selected drama, comedy, natural history and children shows. The shows include the 13-part series Atlantis which premiers exclusively on VIDI from 15 February. The other titles comprise Sherlock, Luther, Ashes to Ashes, Misfits, Gavin & Stacey and the Catherine Tate [...]

BBC Worldwide to open South African office

UK broadcaster, BBC Worldwide, plans to open a South African division to boost local programming after seeing its audience share double in the five years since BBC channels were launched on DStv in South Africa. BBC Worldwide operates a portfolio of channels including BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, and BBC World News [...]