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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BBC Worldwide and DIRECTV Announce Heroic Deal

Posted by on Thursday, September 29th, 2011 in

El Segundo, CA – DIRECTV, the world’s most popular video service, and BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, today announced a deal that will bring three heralded BBC Worldwide comedies, No Heroics, How Not to Live Your Life and Mutual Friends, all of which have been nominated for a British Comedy Award, to DIRECTV’s The 101 Network. Mutual…

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Delectable New History Series Titled “Hairy Bikers” Premiering On Friday, October 14 At 10pm ET

Posted by on Wednesday, September 14th, 2011 in

New York, NY – Paul Patranella is a 4-star, classically trained French chef who loves motorcycles. Bill Allen, a renowned motorcycle mechanic, is passionate about food. These two long-time friends know that food is the ticket to the American experience and motorcycling is the only way to get there. In Hairy Bikers, premiering Friday, October 14 at…

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BBC Worldwide Strikes Co-Production Deal with BBC AMERICA, Logo for New Absolutely Fabulous Specials

Posted by on Monday, August 29th, 2011 in

New York, NY –– They’re back, darlings. BBC Worldwide Sales and Distribution, announced today that comedy phenomenon Absolutely Fabulous will return to television with three brand new specials, with BBC AMERICA and Logo serving as joint American co-producers for the series.  Comedy sensations Jennifer Saunders and Joanna Lumley will reprise their celebrated roles as Edina Monsoon and Patsy…

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The Hit BBC Show 3rd & Bird! Launches on Disney Junior – Monday, September 26

Posted by on Monday, August 15th, 2011 in

New York, NY -– 3rd & Bird!, the hit BBC preschool series from Josh Selig and Little Airplane Productions, will have its U.S. premiere Monday, September 26, 12:00p.m. ET/PT on Disney Channel’s Disney Junior programming block for kids 2-7 and their families. Disney Junior will air all 25 episodes – 20 minutes each – plus…

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Rio De Janeiro Plays Host to 8th Annual BBC Showcase Latin America

Posted by on Wednesday, August 3rd, 2011 in

New York, NY – This August, BBC Worldwide will host its 8thannual BBC Showcase Latin America event featuring a spectacular line-up of new shows accompanied by its revered catalog of over 50,000 hours of first-class content. Broadcasters from across Latin America and the U.S. Hispanic market will take part in the three day event, which is Latin America’s only…

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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 Worldwide and Hulu Bring Sci Fi Series Misfits to “Connected” U.S. Audiences

Posted by on Monday, June 13th, 2011 in

New York, NY – BBC Worldwide America, the commercial arm of the BBC, today announced a major deal with Hulu™ to premiere hit sci fi drama series Misfits in the U.S. The top-rated UK series, never before seen in the U.S., will be made available on Hulu.com and the Hulu Plus subscription service this month through an…

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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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