BBC World News

BBC World News brings in Vice slots

Vice Media and BBC Global News have partnered to bring weekly program Vice News This Week to BBC World News at various slots on the weekend. The Vice show will appear for the first time this week on April 28. It will also air on Vice owned and operated digital channels. VICE News This Week […]

BBC starts streaming news on Hulu Japan

The BBC has started streaming its international news channel on the Hulu on-demand service in Japan. The linear BBC World News net is the first streamed news channel on the service and marks the first time that the UK pubcaster the BBC has launched its channel on an SVOD service.It will run around the clock. […]

TVT hires exec from Scripps

Media services and post-production outfit TVT has hired Scripps Networks group financial controller Richard Bains as VP of finance. Bains led the integration of business units in territories including India, Russia and the UK while at Scripps. He previously also worked for a string of media companies including Fremantle Media, Warner Bros Productions, BBC Global […]

BBC launches first TV Everywhere service

BBC Worldwide has launched BBC Player, a branded TV Everywhere service in partnership with Singaporean pay TV giant StarHub. TV Everywhere services have proved popular with channels and operators in the US in particular, and allow authenticated pay TV subs to stream channels from their pay TV bundle. The branded BBC Player, which is now […]

BBC Worldwide in largest Taiwan deal

BBC Worldwide claims it has closed its largest-ever programming deal in Taiwan through an agreement with Chunghwa Telecom-backed channel operator ELTA TV. The deal includes channels, programme sales and VOD platform from the factual, lifestyle, light entertainment, news and current affairs wings of the BBC’s commercial arm. Following the agreement four BBC-branded channels – BBC […]

BBC news channel unshaken by new Russian legislation

The BBC has said that it will continue to broadcast the BBC World News channel in Russia, despite recent changes to Russian media regulation that have seen CNN pull out of the market and other channel operators assess their options. According to a BBC spokesperson, the 24-hour English-language news channel is compliant with both current […]

SoftBank launches OTT service

Japanese internet giant SoftBank has launched an OTT pay service for Japan’s smartphone and tablet owners. BBTV Next went live today offering subscribers the choice of three channels, including nets from Disney and BBC World News, out of a line-up of 12 for ¥1,058 (US$9.11) a month. SoftBank subsidiary TV Bank is operating the service, […]

International Netflix deals for BBC Worldwide

Netflix has acquired several of BBC Worldwide’s top titles for its new international services, TBI has learned. The US-listed streaming service recently launched in Austria, Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg and Switzerland, giving it access to over 60 million more international homes. BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has sold series into […]

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 […]