August 16, 2017

BBC Worldwide Signs Deal with Chile’s Channel 13 to Air Three Gripping Documentaries about the British Royal Family on Open TV

The agreement includes the August 18 premiere of Diana – Seven Days That Shook the World, a dramatic documentary about the days immediately following the death of the beloved princess.

Miami, FL BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm and main subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC), announced an agreement with Chile’s Channel 13 allowing the open TV network to offer its audience three documentaries about the British royal family. The programming includes the acclaimed documentary Diana – Seven Days That Shook the World, which will premiere on Channel 13 on Friday, August 18. Also included in the agreement between BBC Worldwide and the Chilean broadcaster are the documentaries Diana, 7 Days and The Queen at 90.

“We are proud to be able to offer Chilean viewers of Channel 13 three of the most compelling documentaries about British royalty produced in recent years,” said Anna Gordon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director of BBC Worldwide Latin America/US Hispanic. “This agreement underscores our desire to offer BBC’s most coveted titles in every corner of Latin America, and we are confident that it will help us extend our content’s presence on open TV, Pay TV and OTT platforms across the country.”

Diana Seven Days That Shook the World is a two-part documentary that covers the events following Princess Diana’s tragic death in a car accident on August 31,1997. The outburst of public mourning was instantaneous and unprecendented. Diana Seven Days That Shook the World investigates the dramatic week following the accident and culminates with Diana’s funeral at Westminster Abbey. The documentary incudes exclusive interviews with Diana’s staff, the Prime Minister’s advisors, journalists and members of the public. Finally, it explores the practical, constitutional and emotional implications of the events of that week, analyzing how Diana’s death ultimately helped preserve the future of the British monarchy.

The second documentary made available to Channel 13, The Queen at 90, celebrates the long life of the longest-reigning sovereign in British history. The program features affectionate commentary by people who have known the queen at different points in her life, both commoners and members of her family, and includes striking images from nine decades of the life of one of the most universally respected heads of state.

Lastly, Diana, 7 Days tells the behind-the-scenes story of the tumultuous week following the death of the Princess of Wales and analyzes the extraordinary effects it had around the world.

The documentary includes in-depth interviews with Diana’s children, who come forward for the first time to share intimate details about their relationship with their mother and their reaction to her death. Other members of the royal family speak out as well, along with close friends and political contemporaries, including former Prime Minister Tony Blair.

The Channel 13 premiere dates of Diana, 7 Days and The Queen at 90 have not yet been announced.