BBC AMERICA Promotes Devin Johnson To VP Publicity

Posted by on Wednesday, February 1st, 2012 in

New York, NY — Devin Johnson has been promoted to VP Publicity for BBC America and Consumer Products with immediate effect. Johnson, who joined the channel as a publicist in 2007 was most recently Director Publicity, BBC America and Global Brands. In his new role he will oversee the publicity team and all campaigns and…

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BBC Worldwide Sales and Distribution Appoints Jemma Adkins as SVP, Fiction, Sales and Distribution

Posted by on Thursday, October 13th, 2011 in

New York, NY – BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, today announced the appointment of Jemma Adkins to the role of SVP, Fiction, Sales and Distribution for BBC Worldwide, Americas. Adkins will report to Americas EVP Sales & Co-Productions, Matt Forde, and will be based in the New York office. In her new role,…

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Claudia Milne Appointed Editor Of BBC.com/News’ North America Edition

Posted by on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 in

New York, NY – BBC Worldwide Americas announced today that Claudia Milne has been appointed Editor of BBC.com/news’ North America edition, which attracts 21 million* unique users per month.  Milne will be responsible for leading a team of online journalists out of the Washington DC bureau, day-to-day editorial direction, and all online content originating from…

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BBC Worldwide Launches Video And Text News Service On Connected TV

Posted by on Wednesday, July 13th, 2011 in

New York, NY — BBC Worldwide has launched an on-demand video and text news service for owners of Samsung Smart TVs. The web-based service for connected TV combines rich video clips and text from BBC News Online, curated round the clock by BBC editorial teams, to sit alongside the BBC’s international news services.  Users can…

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BBC News App Comes To Android Devices

Posted by on Monday, June 13th, 2011 in

New York, NY — BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has today launched the BBC News app for Android mobile devices for audiences all around the world. The app is available at Android Market. The free app has already proved hugely popular on the iPhone and iPad with over 3m downloads outside of the UK…

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BBC Travel Launches The Passport Blog

Posted by on Monday, March 28th, 2011 in

New York, NY – BBC Travel has launched its next phase of investment leading with a new section, a blog called The Passport–www.bbc.com/travel/blog. The Passport is the home of breaking travel news, daily deals, exclusive sketches from a world traveler’s notebook and hotel and restaurant openings. “There’s an emotional connection travellers have to passports — even the most seasoned…

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BBC Strengthens News In U.S. With New Multiplatform Approach

Posted by on Friday, February 18th, 2011 in

New York, NY — BBC Global News and BBC Worldwide America today jointly announced a fresh approach to news distribution in the U.S., including increased investment online and a plan to broaden the reach of its television news output. Peter Horrocks, Director, BBC Global News, said: “Making our news accessible to the widest possible audience…

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BBC.com Hits The Pitch With Extensive Coverage Of The 2011 Cricket World Cup

Posted by on Thursday, February 17th, 2011 in

Toronto, Canada – The ICC Cricket World Cup 2011 kicks off in Asia this Saturday, February 19th, and BBC.com is Canada’s ultimate headquarters for the latest news, gossip, and scores throughout the internationally celebrated event. An exciting line-up of online features will take Canadian cricket fans to the front lines of all the action throughout the tournament’s six…

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Romance Week Comes To BBC.com/Travel

Posted by on Sunday, February 13th, 2011 in

New York, NY – Whether looking for the best place to steal that first kiss, locating the perfect spot to tie the knot, or simply searching for the secret getaway to reignite the flames of passion, www.bbc.com/travel has all the tips, advice and articles you’ll ever need on the destinations you’ll simply LOVE to go to…

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Sandy Ashendorf Appointed EVP Network Distribution For BBC Worldwide America

Posted by on Wednesday, September 15th, 2010 in

New York, NY – BBC Worldwide America has today appointed Sandy Ashendorf to Executive Vice President Network Distribution for BBC Worldwide America. Ashendorf is a former senior executive with MTV Networks and brings over twenty years of media industry experience. Reporting to new BBC Worldwide America COO, Ann Sarnoff, Ashendorf will be responsible for overseeing…

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