“We are extremely excited about the two new deals,” said Pierre Cheung, Vice President & General Manager Greater China for BBC Worldwide. “TVB has been a trusted partner of BBC Worldwide for many years now, and this deal has cemented our relationship. With Tencent, we’ve had immense success with drama titles in the past, with series one of Primeval raking in its highest ratings at 8 million views by the end of March 2014. Now, we are eager to explore new grounds with Tencent and expand our offerings on their VOD service. At BBC Worldwide, we continually strive to deliver programmes that are different and innovative, and we believe that this is reflected by the quality of our shows.”

“We had previously worked with BBC Worldwide to provide drama titles, and over the course of our relationship, we have seen its popularity soar. With the growing demand for factual content coupled with BBC Worldwide’s reputation for quality programmes, we are confident that the natural and factual titles will receive the same or even greater traction with our users,” said Suman Wang, Chief Editor of Tencent Video.