WATCH VIDEO. BBC Worldwide has launched Earth Unplugged as its first dedicated channel on YouTube.
Chello Central Europe has licensed more than 150 hours of content from BBC Worldwide for its two movie channels Film Mania and Film Café.
BBC Worldwide is closing two non-news channels in the Indian market, blaming delays in digitization and the high carriage charges demanded by operators.
Telenet has signed an exclusive 3-year output deal with HBO covering all TV series and feature movies from the US pay channel. The operator will broadcast the programming on its Prime premium channels.
CABLE CONGRESS 2012 – BRUSSELS. The BBC would love to launch the iPlayer as a full service outside the UK following the end of its 12-month trial period.
Subscriber numbers to the BBC iPlayer in Australia are now larger than those of the second and third countries combined.
IBC 2011 – AMSTERDAM. BBC Worldwide chief executive John Smith has said the prospect of the new Global iPlayer eating the BBC’s own lunch is a danger that has been present for a very long time and requires careful management.
Scripps Networks Interactive has confirmed it has reached agreement to purchase Virgin Media’s 50% holding in UKTV, Britain’s second largest provider of multichannel television services.
BBC Worldwide has launched its new global iPad app into 11 markets. From today users in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Luxembourg, The Republic of Ireland, The Netherlands, Portugal, Spain and Switzerland will be able to view BBC content for €6.99 (£6.14) per month or €49.99 (£44) for an annual subscription.
BBC Worldwide has opted for GlobeCast to provide playout and media workflow for its four Polish language channels.