Doctor Who special to simulcast globally

The upcoming fiftieth anniversary episode of British sci-fi series Doctor Who will launch with a global simulcast to more than 75 territories in November. One-off special The Day of the Doctor (pictured) will go out globally on November 23 at the same time as the UK launch on BBC One, the pubcaster’s commercial arm BBC […]

BBC Knowledge and HD launch on Digiturk

BBC Worldwide has signed a deal with Digiturk and its BBC Knowledge and BBC HD channels launch on the Turkish satellite platform for the first time. The expanded deal came as the BBC’s commercial arm renewed its carriage deal for BBC Entertainment and BBC World News, which are already available on Digiturk. The doubling of […]

BBC Worldwide commissions Really Cool Stuff

BBC Worldwide has ordered a fact-ent series for its international channels, Really Cool Stuff (WT). The series will examine everyday mysteries across its 10x50mins run. It will debut on Worldwide’s BBC Knowledge channel across Africa, Asia, CEE, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Poland and the Nordic region next year. In the EMEA and Lat Am regions […]

BBC plans HD iPlayer push, questions hang over 3D

The BBC has plans to expand its HD output on the iPlayer following the closure of the BBC HD TV channel last week, though questions remain over the future of its 3D experiments. Responding to criticism about replacing the BBC’s all-purpose BBC HD channel – which previously aired selected content from across all the BBC’s […]

BBC Worldwide orders original series for international channels

BBC Worldwide has ordered Million Dollar Intern, an original fact-ent series for its international channels. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, will fully fund the 10x48mins series. The show will be made by UK indie Outline Productions and air on the international feeds of  Worldwide’s BBC Knowledge, BBC Entertainment and BBC HD […]

New Belgian pay TV service launches with raft of intn’l channels

Dutch telco KPN has launched a new pay TVservice in Belgium, Snow. The service will combine TV, internet and telephony in a bundled offering, competing with existing providers Telenet and Belgacom. The Snow service will be marketed separately from KPN Belgium’s existing mobile telecom offering in the country, Base. The service offers 33 channels including […]