BBC Worldwide has announced its first pre-sales of Brazil with Michael Palin to a raft of broadcasters, ahead of MIPCOM 2012. The travel documentary has been licensed to ABC (Australia), RTL Pay (Germany), VRT (Belgium), Czech TV, Media Entertainment’s pan-Eastern European feed, the VPRO (Holland), Yle (Finland), RÚV (Iceland), NRK (Norway) and RTV (Slovenia).

Also on BBC Worldwide’s factual slate for MIPCOM is Nigellissima, to be launched by Nigella Lawson herself in Cannes. During her first ever visit to MIPCOM, Lawson will unveil her take on Italian cooking, inspired by a period spent living in Florence.   

Mark Reynolds, BBC Worldwide’s Director of Factual, said, “Michael is a distinguished broadcaster with fans all over the world, so we expect these sales to be the first of many. Similarly, Nigella’s programmes have a proven global appeal, and it’s a real thrill to have her joining us at MIPCOM.  These two top quality titles are great examples of the range in our factual slate.”