Tag Archives: BBC Worldwide

BBC sells Animal Planet to Discovery Channel

BBC Worldwide is selling its 50% stakes in the Animal Planet and Liv channels to its joint-venture partner Discovery Channel for $156 million. The move is in line with the recommendations.. more
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BBC iPlayer goes global

It has been confirmed that an international version of the BBC’s catch-up TV service is set to be launched next year. Those are the Beeb’s plans for the iPlayer, according to.. more
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Virgin to sell its half of UKTV

It seems that Virgin Media is set to sell its 50% stake in UKTV, which it jointly owns with BBC Worldwide. UKTV encompasses channels Dave and Gold, which air comedy re-runs.. more
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Torchwood to make a return

When the week-long five part special edition of Torchwood ended last July, there was a feeling that the popular BBC spin off from Dr Who had for some reason come to an end, but it seems nothing ends in the Torch-verse. The BBC has announced.. more
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£140m profit for BBC Worldwide

The commercial division of the BBC has posted record profits for the year ending 2009/2010. The figure released by BBC Worldwide is a profit of £140 million, which is well over the previous record of £103 million achieved in the year 2008/2009. BBC Worldwide is.. more
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BBC Worldwide partners with HyppTV

Website: Rapid TV News Telekom Malaysia’s IPTV platform, HyppTV, is adding three BBC Worldwide channels to its slate. BBC Lifestyle, BBC Knowledge and CBeebies will be free to all HyppTV users from launch on March 29 until September. Mark Whitehead, BBC Worldwide Channels Asia’s general.. more
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BBC Worldwide to show Glastonbury

As the commercial division of the BBC attempts to open up more avenues of revenue, it seems that a niche market needs to be offered a headline product and what could be better for BBC Worldwide than to offer live coverage of one of the.. more
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BSkyB moves in on Virgin Media TV

A deal between satellite TV broadcaster BSkyB and the cable TV operator Virgin Media could be close to being finalised. It will see the main Virgin Media TV channels moving over to BSkyB ownership. Until the deal is announced it will not be known exactly.. more
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BBCW would lose value if sold

The sale of the BBC’s commercial division, BBC Worldwide, could mean that the organisation could lose value rapidly and this would start before the company was sold. According to the Director General of the BBC, Mark Thompson, the sale of BBC Worldwide will not happen.. more
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BBC Worldwide joins All3Media in Germany

The commercial division of the BBC is currently planning a partnership with the independent producer of shows such as Peep Show and Midsomer Murders, All3Media. BBC Worldwide will be forming a new company, Tower Production, with the UK independent, in order to take on the.. more
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