Anna Gordon

Discovery Lat Am scores BBC Worldwide deal

Discovery Networks Latin America / US Hispanic (DLA / USH) has entered into a first-look deal with BBC Worldwide. The Discovery Lat Am channels will become the exclusive home to many of the BBC’s top unscripted titles such as Planet Earth II, the Top Gear franchise and the upcoming Blue Planet II (pictured). The Matt […]

BBC Worldwide launches Britscreen events

BBC Worldwide is launching two new events to showcase its programming to Latin American and Hispanic US buyers under a Britscreen banner. The commercial arm of the BBC already has a huge Showcase event in the UK in February, which attracts about 800 buyers and has spawned a range of satellite events from other UK-based […]

BBC and Endemol Shine strike Brazil pact

Endemol Shine will make BBC formats in Brazil after striking a deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster. The agreement means that Endemol Shine Brazil will repurpose Worldwide’s entertainment and drama series – from the BBC and the third parties that BBCWW reps – locally. The deal covers current and library […]

BBCWW appoints Lat-Am sales chief

BBC Worldwide has appointed David Hanono as its programme sales boss for Lat Am. In the new general manager role, effective this week, he will head up sales of finished programming and format to buyers in Lat Am and the US Hispanic market. An existing exec at Worldwide, Hanono has been upped from VP, digital […]

BBCWW series for Brazilian SVOD service

Brazilian SVOD service Looke has scored a 200-hour programming deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. Looke launched last September as a hybrid SVOD and pay-per-view platform comprising 7,500 titles, and will soon have a number of BBCWW shows on offer. This includes an exclusive two-month window on Sky 1 drama Critical, […]

Lat Am SVOD service bags BBCWW series

Latin American SVOD service has licensed a “significant” amount of content from the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC. The deal means various BBC Worldwide-sold series will be made available on subscribers in Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Guatemala, Paraguay and Uruguay. Life on Mars, Death in Paradise, Primeval, Wallander, Wild South America – […]

Ex-BBCWW Lat Am chief joins Lantica

Former BBC Worldwide Latin America chief Fred Medina has joined Caribbean entertainment company Lantica Media. Medina (pictured) will become the TV and film production firm’s first COO, with board member Joaquin Blaya named executive chairman. Both execs have played significant roles in Spanish-language US media, with Medina most recently managing director and executive VP, BBCWW […]

Mexican deal for CBeebies

BBC Worldwide, the UK public broadcaster’s commercial arm, has secured a deal for its CBeebies app pre-school kids service with Mexican telecom and pay TV operator Totalplay. The deal will make Spanish-language content specifically for preschoolers, including Zingzillas, Nina y las Neuronas, Charlie y Lola, Sarah y Pato and Baby Jake, available to Totalplay subscribers. The Spanish-language Cbeebies app is […]

BBC’s Sherlock hitting Lat Am cinemas

Hit BBC drama Sherlock is getting a theatrical launch in Mexico after its distributor, BBC Worldwide, inked a deal with cinema chain Cinemex. The same deal has seen an episode of Doctor Who – ‘The Husbands of the River Song’ – play in cinemas this week. The Sherlock episode – The Abominable Bride – will […]

NATPE: RCN to adapt BBCWW format

BBC Worldwide’s format You’re Back in the Room is being formatted for the Latin American market for the first time. Colombian broadcaster RCN is remaking the show as Hipnosis: Un Juego de Mente, with indie Miracol Media attached to produce 15 one-hour episodes. The format comes from UK producer Tuesday’s Child, which former Shine TV […]