BBC Earth


BBC launches new channel in Asia

BBC Worldwide is continuing the international rollout of its new channel brands with the launch of natural history offering BBC Earth in Asia. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has refined its channel offering, which is now focused on doc offering BBC Earth, lifestyle channel BBC Brit and premium drama service BBC First. […]

Channel 5 onboard first BBC Earth original

The UK’s Channel 5 and BBC Worldwide have co-commissioned an extreme weather series that will be the first original for new thematic network BBC Earth. Weather Terror is a six-part series that debuts this Friday on Channel 5 at 8pm. Internationally (excluding the UK and Ireland), the BBC’s commercial arm has rights and is rolling […]

BBC Earth launching in Lat-Am

BBC Worldwide is launching its factual channel BBC Earth in Latin America in September. Earth is one of the new three-strong core of channel brands from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. It is rolling out the brand, alongside drama offering BBC First and fact-ent service BBC Brit. Earth is the […]

Buyer’s briefing: BBC Worldwide Channels

Julie Swanston is VP, commissioning for BBC Worldwide Channels. She will commission a minimum of 83 hours of content a year for Brit and Earth, with Liam Keelan, director of scripted, overseeing BBC First. For BBC Brit, she will commission four original, factual-entertainment series across four core key filters: camaraderie, expertise, wit and jeopardy. For BBC Earth, and […]

BBC Earth set for Indian launch

The commercial arm of the BBC is gearing up to launch premium international channel brand BBC Earth on Indian television. BBC Worldwide has formed a strategic partnership with Multi Screen Media to launch the factual network in India. BBC Earth is one of three premium brands BBCWW has been rolling out, the others being drama-focused […]

A+E poaches BBC Worldwide’s Hill

A+E Networks has poached BBC Worldwide’s Amanda Hill to become its chief creative officer, international. She will be responsible for overseeing A+E’s programming, marketing and communications teams across its global portfolio, which includes the A&E channel, History and FYI. Included in this is oversight of all content, including programming development and coproductions. Hill will also […]

BBC mulls subs model for int’l Store

BBC Store, the forthcoming electronic sell-through service from BBC Worldwide, will likely be rolled out internationally sometime after its UK launch next year, with the BBC’s commercial arm mulling whether to adopt a subscription or a transactional model for the international service. Speaking at TBI parent Informa’s Digital TV Summit in London this morning, Marcus […]

BBC Worldwide content push continues with promotion

BBC Worldwide has upped executive producer Julie Swanston to VP of commissioning in Worldwide’s channels content team. Swanston (pictured) will focus on commissioning original content for BBC Brit and BBC Earth – two of three new global BBC genre brands that are due to roll out on a market-by-market basis later this year and in […]

BBC Worldwide appoints branding boss

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has hired Sarah Holt as head of brand and global campaigns. In the newly-created position, Holt will manage branding and the launch strategy for Worldwide’s new channels BBC First, BBC Brit and BBC Earth. She joins from tech firm Hailo where she was UK head […]

RTE controller quits for BBC Worldwide commissioning role

George Dixon has quit Irish public broadcaster RTE to take a commissioning role at BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. At Worldwide Dixon will be global editorial director, filling a role vacated by Liam Keelan after he stepped into Caroline Torrance’s role running scripted programming when she left for Zodiak Media. […]