The BBC team at China Showcase

Beijing – BBC Worldwide’s deal provides China’s state television broadcaster with more than 65 hours of BBC programmes.

The deal was announced at BBC Worldwide’s China Showcase. The event, held for the third time, saw BBC Worldwide unveil hundreds of new programme offerings from a variety of genres to over 100 industry partners in the country. The event also served as a forum to exchange ideas for future collaborations.

This new programming deal with CCTV involves factual programmes, with natural history making up the bulk of the package. With titles that include Attenborough’s Ark, Jaguars – Born Free, Penguins – Spy in the Huddle and Giant Otters of the Amazon, it is the largest package of natural history programming that the state broadcaster has acquired this year.