January 25, 2011

BBC Worldwide And TV Azteca Partner On Programming Deal

Miami, FL – BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, announced today from NATPE a deal with Mexican free to air broadcaster TV Azteca.

Featuring a range of titles from the natural history and science genres, the deal sees TV Azteca acquire the acclaimed WalkingWith Dinosaurs series and sister series Walking With Monsters, the ground-breaking Planet Earth series, and Life in Cold Blood, an epic series presented by David Attenborough about the world of reptiles and amphibians. Also included in the deal is the adventure series Incredible Journeys with Steve Leonard, following Steve Leonard on an ultimate survival challenge as he follows individual animals throughout their epic journeys and migrations across the globe to gain insight into their lives.

Matt Forde, EVP of Sales & Co-Productions for BBC Worldwide Americas said: “The Latin American market is very enthusiastic about natural history and science programs, and BBC Worldwide’s catalog is packed with some of the best programming ever created in these genres. TV Azteca continues to be a fantastic broadcast partner for us, and I know Mexican audiences will enjoy this line-up of exciting programs.”

The BBC Worldwide Latin American Sales team is located in Suites 22714 & 22716 at the Fontainbleu Hotel at NATPE 2011.