Company Overview of BBC Worldwide Limited
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...
201 Wood Lane
London, W12 7TQ
Founded in 1979
Key Executives for BBC Worldwide Limited
Chief Executive Officer, Director of Global and Executive Director
Chairman, Director General of BBC and Member of Remuneration Committee
Chief Financial Officer and Director
Director of Global Operations
Chief Executive Officer - Control of Lonely Planet
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.
BBC Worldwide Limited Key Developments
BBC and Fremantle Strike Deals with Chinese Media Giant
Apr 13 15
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.
BBC Worldwide Appoints Kirsty Hanson as Commissioning Executive for its International Channel BBC Earth
Mar 9 15
BBC Worldwide has appointed Kirsty Hanson as commissioning executive for its international channel BBC Earth. Hanson has been tasked with helping commission a minimum of 40 hours of original content for BBC Earth, which launched in Poland alongside BBC Brit ahead of a global roll-out. She will work closely with BBCW's network of international channels, secure the international rights to new commissions and identify UK and US co-production partners for BBCW's slate of original commissions. Julie Swanston, who was executive producer across BBCW Channels and BBC America before being promoted to vice president in November. Hanson was executive producer at Twenty Twenty between January 2013 and May 2014 where she produced the Restaurant Man for BBC2 and The Hoarder Next Door for Channel 4.
AMC Networks Reportedly Closing In On Deal For BBC America Stake
Sep 29 14
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.
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