BBC Worldwide streaming Glastonbury festival around the world

Glastonbury-2008-044BBC Worldwide will stream the upcoming Glastonbury music festival on its international channels.

The commercial arm of UK public broadcaster the BBC, Worldwide operates a bouquet of branded and joint venture channels around the world.

A six-hour live broadcast of the iconic festival will run on its final day, Sunday, June 30.

The live stream and a 1x90mins highlight package will be carried on the BBC Entertainment channel in Asia, Latin America, Poland, Nordics and South Africa.

It will also be on the BBC Knowledge channel in parts of Asia and BBC HD in the EMEA region and Latin America.

In Australia and New Zealand the music festival content will be carried on UKTV.

Tracy Forsyth, VP commissioning, content, BBC Worldwide, ordered the festival coverage for the international channels.

She said:  “The scale and quality of Glastonbury and its consistently stellar line-up of music acts have given it a well-earned reputation as one of the world’s not-to-be-missed events, so we are excited to be bringing our viewers closer than ever before.”

The Glastonbury 2013 highlights and live coverage will be produced by BBC Music Television and Glastonbury Festivals Limited.