BBC Worldwide has licensed a range of programming to broadcasters in Southeast Asia. The deals include mixed programme packages picked up by Kompas TV (Indonesia), Okto and Channel 5 (Singapore), and BBC Worldwide’s first sales to Workpoint TV in Thailand.
Thailand’s free satellite channel Workpoint TV has licensed series one to four of Doctor Who and Walking with Dinosaurs (6 x 30’). Kompas TV, a free-to-air Indonesian channel which began broadcasting in 2011, has picked up titles including Sinbad (12 x 45’), History of the World (8 x 50’) and natural history series Earthflight (6 x 50’).
Channel 5, Mediacorp’s free-to-air news and entertainment channel in Singapore, has licensed Sinbad and music titles including Westlife: The Farewell Tour – Live at Croke Park (1 x 90’) and Coldplay Live 2012 (1 x 60’).
MediaCorp’s Okto also signed up various natural history series including Wild Arabia (3 x 50’), period dramas such as Loving Miss Hatto (8 x 50’) and Breaking Pointe (6 x 40’), a documentary set behind the scenes of Salt Lake City Ballet West.
Joyce Yeung, General Manager and Senior Vice President for BBC Worldwide’s Sales & Distribution business in Asia, commented, “We’re really pleased to be working with our partners to bring the best of British TV to Southeast Asia. As these deals show, the range of programming in our catalogue means we have something to offer every broadcaster, so we hope to strike up many more productive new partnerships in the region.”