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July 01, 2015 12:19 PM ET


Company Overview of BBC Worldwide Limited

Company Overview

BBC Worldwide Limited engages in investing, commercializing, and showcasing content from the British Broadcasting Corporation and the United Kingdom television industry worldwide. The company conducts its operations through the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Western Europe, and Rest of World segments. It engages in program distribution; content production; TV channel operation; DVD/video publication; and CD/music publication businesses. The company’s content exploitation activities include DVD and download to own videos, merchandise and licensed products, and live events. Its digital portfolio comprises commercial Websites, a suite of approximately 11 YouTube chann...

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201 Wood Lane

London,  W12 7TQ

United Kingdom

Founded in 1979

1,824 Employees


44 20 8433 2000

Key Executives for BBC Worldwide Limited

Chief Executive Officer, Director of Global and Executive Director
Age: 47
Chairman, Director General of BBC and Member of Remuneration Committee
Age: 63
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Director of Global Operations
Chief Executive Officer - Control of Lonely Planet
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

BBC Worldwide Limited Key Developments

BBC Advertising Appoints Alistair Mcewan as SVP Asia & ANZ

BBC Advertising has appointed Alistair McEwan as SVP commercial development Asia & ANZ. McEwan will be responsible for the delivery of profitable advertising sales revenues from the Asia-Pacific region on BBC World News,, BBC World Service, Top Gear, BBC Good Food and BBC Worldwide Channels. Reporting to BBC Advertising EVP Carolyn Gibson, McEwan will also remain part of the ANZ leadership team under BBC Worldwide ANZ managing director Jon Penn, and join the Asia leadership team under EVP & GM Asia David Weiland. He will play a strategic role in integrating the regional advertising teams and optimising opportunities across BBC Worldwide and BBC Global News Ltd.'s portfolio, while building the business' profile across Asia-Pacific. He will also provide sales and business leadership to his senior management team of sales vice presidents, whilst further developing the capabilities of the high calibre sales team across the region. The current ANZ Ad Sales and Brand Partnerships team will continue to report to McEwan. The role takes effect on July 01, 2015 and McEwan will work from both the Singapore and Sydney offices. A key area of focus for McEwan will be driving opportunities around and BBC World News. Sustained investment has resulted in an enhanced offering across TV, radio and online, run from a new 24-hour newsroom in London and supported by an extensive network of bureaux and correspondents around the world. McEwan joined BBC Worldwide in July 2013 as VP for BBC Advertising ANZ. In 2014 he was appointed director of advertising sales & brand partnerships where he has been leading a cross media commercial department for BBC Worldwide ANZ.

BBC Advertising Appoints Vishal Bhatnagar as Sales Director for South Asia

BBC Advertising has appointed Vishal Bhatnagar as sales director for South Asia. Bhatnagar will lead the advertising sales teams across BBC Worldwide's three South Asia sales offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore, with immediate effect. He will be based in Delhi and will report to BBC Advertising ASEAN & India vice president advertising sales John Williams. Bhatnagar will be responsible for domestic and international advertising sales for BBC Advertising's digital and broadcasts assets in South Asia, including the multi-screen product offer around the world-renowned website and the global TV channel BBC World News. He joins BBC Advertising from Network18 News Media, where he worked since 2004, most recently as national revenue head for CNN-IBN and head of Focus-IBN 18 News Network. In that role, Bhatnagar led a cross-functional team spanning sales, marketing, content and digital to create, execute and monetise initiatives like IBN18-Microsoft Election Analytics Centre and Network 18-Tata Tea "Power of 49" among others. Prior to that, he was CNBC TV18 and CNBC Awaaz senior vice president, where he launched CNBC Universe as a sales platform. Before working for Network18 News Media, he held roles at Times Television and Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd.

BBC and Fremantle Strike Deals with Chinese Media Giant

BBC Worldwide and Fremantle Media have both signed major production deals with Chinese media giant Shanghai Media Group (SMG). BBCW has had a relationship with SMG since 2008, but has now signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate further on programme and format production. This will give the BBC's commercial arm greater access to SMG's subsidiaries, including VoD service BesTV, documentary channel Dragon TV, which reaches 1 billion viewers, and children's television station Toonmax Media. BBCW will co-produce documentaries, factual entertainment and drama with BesTV, Toonmax Media and DocuChina for the Chinese and global markets. The first co-produced documentary will be completed within a year. It will also work with Dragon TV to adapt UK formats, as well as co-develop formats for the international market. There are also plans to expand the CBeebies brand beyond TV to consumer products, e-commerce and marketing in China. The agreement was signed by BBCW president of global markets Mark Dempsey and SMG director general Madam Wang Jiannjun at MipTV in Cannes.

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