Following in the footsteps of KPN, Dutch FTTH provider Glashart Media has signed a distribution agreement with BBC Worldwide Channels for carriage of five domestic BBC channels on its networks.
The Polish DTH platform Cyfra+ has announced that it will start carrying the BBC Worldwide channels BBC Entertainment and BBC Knowledge on February 1.
The long-awaited international version of the BBC iPlayer will finally make its debut next year, according to John Smith, chief executive, BBC Worldwide.
BBC Worldwide Channels has appointed Ian McDonough as its new senior vice president and general manager, EMEA. The former VP commercial development, McDonough takes over from Dean Possenniskie, who is leaving to join A&E Europe.
BBC Worldwide’s European Channel business continues to provide the lion’s share of revenues, according to the annual report from the corporation’s commercial arm released today.
A&E Television Networks has appointed Dean Possenniskie as MD, Europe. He will assume this role the second half of 2010.
Mipcom 2009 – Cannes. BBC Worldwide Channels hopes to announce distribution agreements for BBC in three more European market before the end of the year.
Blinkbox has signalled its intention to compete with Hulu and Arqiva’s proposed online video services with the signature of a new deal with BBC Worldwide.
The rebrand of BBC Prime as BBC Entertainment will “put a new face on the channel”, Dean Possenniskie, SVP & GM, BBC Worldwide Channels EMEA, has told Broadband TV News.