Cannes – BBC Worldwide announced that it has sold a range of factual programming to broadcasters in Asia.
Hong Kong FTA broadcaster TVB has picked up a package dominated by natural history and documentary titles, totalling approximately 100 hours. Titles sold include the blue-chip natural history series Frozen Planet (6 x 50’), Earthflight (6 x 50’) and Great Barrier Reef (3 x 50’ or 3 x 60’).
Other factual titles sold to TVB include: Nigel Slater’s Simple Cooking: Christmas Special (1 x 60’), Planet Cake (8 x 24’) a documentary series about the cake decorating business of the same name, Top Gear series 17 (6 x 50’) and 18 (7 x 50’), and various one-off programmes from the BBC’s Horizon science strand.
PTS, Taiwan’s independent public broadcaster, picked up a package of HD factual titles, totalling nearly 30 hours. This included a range of one-off documentaries from the BBC’s Natural World strand, plus Deadly 60 series 3 (20 x 30 & 6 x 30’ specials), History of the World (8 x 50’) and natural history series Ocean Giants (3 x 50’).
Joyce Yeung, SVP and GM for BBC Worldwide’s Sales & Distribution business in Asia, commented: “Our extensive catalogue covers top-quality titles from incredible TV talent across every factual genre, and we’re very proud that our programmes continue to be so popular in Asia. We’ll keep working closely with our clients to bring the very best in factual programming to viewers across Asia.”