BBC Worldwide has inked a deal that sees for the first time, a BBC Earth branded block in South Korea. The block is now available on leading Korean cable channel KMH’s newly launched documentary channel, DocuOne. It launched together with DocuOne and will be available for six hours a day, in two hour prime time slots, as part of a basic cable package to over 12 million households. Programmes on the block are subtitled in Korean. The seminal Planet Earth kicks … [Read more...] about BBC Earth branded block in South Korea.
BBC First, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News are now available on myTVSuper, TVB’s new subscription service that is available on the set top box, mobile and tablet as an app. Subscribers to myTVSuper are now able to live stream BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC World News and CBeebies channels, as well as watch BBC First on-demand online, and via the myTVSuper app. Subscribers will also be able to catch-up select programmes from BBC First, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies … [Read more...] about BBC Worldwide on myTVSuper
BBC Worldwide has published its Annual Review for 2011/12 showing an eight percent rise in headline profit to £155m (2010/11: £144m). Profit before tax of £104m (2010/11: £92m excluding gains on disposals) is up 13% on a like for like basis. The company grew headline sales by 5% to £1,085m in the 12 months to 31 March 2012 (2010/11: £1,030m). These figures exclude the BBC Magazine titles sold and licensed in the year. Sales & Distribution is BBC … [Read more...] about BBC Worldwide reports growth in profits
BBC Worldwide's Sales and Distribution business in Asia has secured a pre-sale for Frozen Planet with China Central Television's (CCTV) Documentary Channel. Still in production, the 6x50min series from BBC's world-renowned Natural History Unit, reunites narrator Sir David Attenborough with the award-winning team behind Blue Planet and Planet Earth, and features groundbreaking imagery as camera teams go deep under the ice, plunge into the heart of an erupting polar volcano, and get closer than … [Read more...] about Exclusive: Icy response from CCTV
Singapore - April proved to be a record month for BBC Knowledge - with viewership increasing by 55% in April over March, giving the channel its best performance to date. "We are extremely pleased with the performance of BBC Knowledge in April. The month was a major milestone for our channels in Asia – it was the first time we delivered live, a global television event. It also marked the launch of the BBC Earth programming block on BBC Knowledge. These two events propelled the channel to … [Read more...] about Majestic programming gives BBC Knowledge a boost in Singapore