December 13, 2018

BBC Studios Confirms James Wildbore as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Latin America/U.S. Hispanic

Miami, FL – BBC Studios has confirmed James Wildbore as Senior Vice President and General Manager of BBC Studios Latin America/U.S. Hispanic after having taken on the role of Interim General Manager in January 2018. In this role, which reports to BBC Studios – Americas President Ann Sarnoff, Wildbore oversees the regional teams and business operations across Miami, São Paulo and Mexico City.

Wildbore brings more than 15 years of experience in the international broadcast media industry. In 2016, he joined the team in Miami as Senior Vice President of Finance and Business Operations for Latin America/U.S. Hispanic, where he played a key role in refocusing the strategy in the region.

“Over the past year, James has proven to be a successful leader whose understanding of an increasingly complex media landscape makes him perfectly suited to growing our business across these important markets,” said Ann Sarnoff, President, BBC Studios – Americas.

Prior to this, Wildbore was Vice President of Finance for BBC Worldwide Asia where he was responsible for developing and managing Asia finances, as well as providing commercial, operational, business development and strategic direction for the business.

Before joining BBC Worldwide (now known as BBC Studios), Wildbore held key positions at Disney and Universal across media and theatrical distribution in London, Hong Kong and Singapore.

About BBC Studios – Americas

BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including six production bases in the UK, and a further seven wholly-owned and production partnerships internationally. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.

In the Americas, BBC Studios’ production unit in Los Angeles is responsible for ratings juggernaut Dancing with the Stars, critically-acclaimed The Night Of, and award-winning Life Below Zero, while local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil are breakout hits made in Brazil. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of global brands Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel, Corus for BBC Canada, and Knowledge Network for BBC Kids.

Press Contacts:

Sandra Lee Caló
Director PR & Communications, BBC Studios Latin America/U.S.Hispanic
+1 305 461 6982

Laura Paez
Senior Publicist, BBC Studios Latin America/U.S.Hispanic
+1305 461 6971