BBC Store

BBC Worldwide confirms BBC Store closure

BBC Worldwide is shutting down its transactional VOD service, BBC Store, amid changing viewing habits and weak demand for the offering. The BBC’s commercial arm today confirmed that it would close down the service, which went live just eighteen months ago, as viewers increasingly opt for third-party subscription video-on-demand offerings provided by the likes of […]

BBC Worldwide launches Asia SVOD service

BBC Worldwide is launching a multi-genre SVOD platform in Singapore this year, with plans to expand it further in the offing. BBC Player will offer subscribers of the StarHub TV platform access premium network BBC First and factual entertainment-focused BBC Brit, and select shows from BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies and BBC World News. The […]

BBC launches iPlayer on the new Apple TV

The BBC has launched an iPlayer app for the new generation of Apple TV, and has updated its mobile iPlayer apps to include BBC Store integration. The Apple TV app goes live today, allowing users of the recently launched Apple streaming device to access BBC programming and exclusive iPlayer content. Meanwhile, the updates to the […]

BBC Store debuts with ‘comprehensive’ offering

BBC Worldwide has today launched its download-to-own BBC Store, promising access to the “most comprehensive collection of BBC programmes ever collected”. The Store is a joint effort between the BBC’s commercial and public service arms, and is accessible both through the BBC’s iPlayer catch-up service and from a standalone website – with BBC Store mobile […]

BBC Store to launch next month

The BBC is due to launch its buy-to-own digital content store in the UK next month, BBC Worldwide’s president of UK and Australia and New Zealand, Marcus Arthur has confirmed. Speaking at IHS’s PEVE Entertainment Business Futures 2015 event in London, Arthur (pictured) said the BBC Store will go live in November, following a press […]

Gordon replaces Medina at BBC Worldwide

Anna Gordon has stepped up to the executive VP post at BBC Worldwide Latin America following incumbent Fred Medina’s resignation in April. Gordon has most recently been based at BBCWW’s London headquarters, where she was project lead on the roll-out global OTT and sales director, global markets (non-English-speaking). She relocates to Miami to oversee all […]

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 Store not due this year, says BBCWW boss

BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said that the corporation’s download-to-own BBC Store, which was approved by the BBC Trust in February, will not launch before the end of the year. Speaking at the IBC TV tech conference on Saturday morning, Davie, who is the head of the BBC’s commercial arm, said that the store is […]

Third global BBC Worldwide channel brand named BBC Brit

BBC Worldwide’s third thematic channel brand, a male-skewed factual entertainment network, will be known as BBC Brit. The brand will sit alongside the existing factual channel BBC Earth and the upcoming premium drama and entertainment network BBC First when it launches as expected sometime in the next financial year. BBC Brit will target male viewers […]