BBCWW closes Spanish digital deals

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British public broadcaster, has struck a raft of digital programming deals in Spain.

The distributor has closed deals with Spanish digital platforms Telefonica, Youzee and Cameo. Telefonica is launching its new video-on-demand service with over 260 hours of BBC Worldwide content including Doctor Who, Sherlock, Misfits, Charlie & Lola, Louis Theroux: Hunting and Amazon with Bruce Parry.

New video-on-demand platform Youzee is launching with 65 hours of BBC Worldwide series across comedy and drama including Extras, Luther and Pride & Prejudice, while Cameo has acquired 170 hours for their video-on-demand platform Filmin, including Katy Brand’s Big Ass Show, The Thick of It, The Shadow Line, Life on Mars and Wallander.

Gary Woolf, VP business development and digital, sales and distribution said: “Digital sales are a key focus for our business and these Spanish deals are further evidence of the growth we continue to see throughout EMEA and globally.”