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September 02, 2015 6:58 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 operates through the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Western Europe, and Rest of World segments. It focuses on the acquisition, development, exploitation, licensing, and sale of intellectual properties. The company’s activities include content sales and co-productions, consumer products,, and BBC Worldwide Productions. It also engages in program distribution; TV channel operation; live events; and developing digital downloads and physical products, such as DVDs, merchan...

Television Centre

101 Wood Lane

London,  W12 7FA

United Kingdom

Founded in 1979

1,829 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
President UK & ANZ and Managing Director-UK & ANZ
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

BBC Worldwide Limited Key Developments

BBC Worldwide Appoints Kelvin Yau as General Manager, Greater China

BBC Worldwide has appointed Kelvin Yau as general manager, Greater China with effect from 17 August, 2015. In his new role, Yau will oversee BBC Worldwide's channel and content distribution, local production, affiliate distribution and brand development activities across Greater China including Hong Kong, Taiwan and China. He will also be responsible for BBC Worldwide's format and brand licensing in these territories. Yau joins BBC Worldwide from The Economist Group where he was managing director, China and Taiwan. Prior to The Economist Group, Yau held positions at Euromoney Publications and Yau will be based in Beijing. He joins BBC Worldwide SVP & GM - Southeast Asia Monty Ghai, SVP & GM - India Myleeta Aga and GM (Northeast Asia) Soojin Chung, reporting to Weiland.

BBC Worldwide Signs VoD with Tata Sky in India

BBC Worldwide has signed its first VoD deal in India. The agreement has been signed with Tata Sky. It covers SVoD and TVoD services and gives subscribers in eight metros across India access to BBC drama and comedy via 'BBC On-Demand', a branded property on Tata Sky's platform. Viewers can access this online via their TVs, PCs, tablets and mobiles.

BBC Worldwide Could Be Privatized

Government is considering privatizing BBC Worldwide Limited, according to a wide-ranging review of the corporation's activities, as part of charter renewal. "Charter review will consider the full range of options for reforming the BBC's commercial operations, including full or part privatization of Worldwide says the green paper.

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