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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...

Media Centre

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: 46
President and Managing Director of Sales & Distribution
Chairman, Director General of BBC and Member of Remuneration Committee
Age: 62
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Director of Global Operations
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BBC Worldwide Limited Key Developments

AMC Networks Reportedly Closing In On Deal For BBC America Stake

AMC Networks Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMCX) is nearing a deal to acquire almost 50% of BBC America for about $200 million, according to sources. BBC Worldwide Limited, the commercial arm of government-backed British Broadcasting Corp., would retain a controlling stake.

Tim Davie Lifts Lid on BBCW Plans

Referring to rumour among Scripps Networks Interactive, Inc. (NYSE:SNI) and BBC Worldwide Limited, BBC Worldwide boss Tim Davie said that he had no intention of selling his 50% stake in UKTV to Scripps Networks Interactive, which owns the remaining 50%. "We're happy; it's a really good business. I've got no plans to sell down my stake." Tim Davie confirmed about talks to sell a stake in BBC America and eyeing Chinese expansion.

BBC Worldwide Mulls Acquisitions

BBC Worldwide Limited is seeking acquisitions. With reference to acquisition of Lookout Point, BBC Worldwide Chief Executive Officer Tim Davie said, his team could look at other purchases of or arrangements with British content creators. But BBC Worldwide has a very specific objective of strengthening its position in content unlike private equity or venture firms, which look mainly for financial returns. "It's simply that we're interested in U.K. content. There is a community of really brilliant people" in Britain who champion U.K.-driven projects and don't want to sell to conglomerates from the U.S. or other countries.

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