BBC Worldwide rejigs Oz, NZ business

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand is restructuring its sales operation, merging its TV, digital and formats units under one umbrella. Director of content sales Irene Read (pictured) will oversee the enlarged business, with Deborah Tod taking up a new post as head of content sales for Australia, with Sam Stacey handed a new post […]

CBC stocks up on BBC and ITV drama

Canadian pubcaster the CBC has bought UK period drama Banished and a new adaptation of Jekyll & Hyde and both are among the highlights of its upcoming 2015-16 schedule. Banished (left), which follows exiled Britains in an Australian penal colony in the 18th century and airs on BBC One in the UK, has been acquired from […]

Broadcasters get Banished

BBC Worldwide has sold drama series Banished to various broadcasters. Deals have been closed with VEO in Mexico, TVP1 in Poland, Cellcom in Israel, YLE in Finland and HRT in Croatia. It comes from Jimmy McGovern (The Street, Cracker) and follows people living in the first penal colony in Sydney, Australia. It scored well on […]