BBC Worldwide North America

Ex-BBCWW North America president named Mitú CEO

Herb Scannell, ex-president of BBC Worldwide North America has been named the new CEO of Mitú, a digital media brand for Latino millennials. Scannell who was also formerly president of Nickelodeon and the CEO and co-founder of Next New Networks, will assume the position immediately and will be based at Mitú’s headquarters in LA. He […]

AMC in league with BBC’s McMafia

US cable channel AMC has joined BBC One on an organised crime drama series. The latest collaboration between the networks is on drama McMafia and comes after AMC closed a coproduction agreement with BBC Worldwide North America. AMC, the BBC and Cuba Pictures (Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell) are coproducing the drama in association with […]

Netflix, BBC in key Planet Earth streaming deal

Netflix’s push into natural history programming continues after the streaming service secured US rights for the BBC’s entire Planet Earth series. The deal with BBC Worldwide North America could soften the blow landed on the BBC when Netflix last week announced it was working on a 4K Planet Earth follow-up with the series’ producer, Silverback Films, […]

PBS, BBC in ‘ambitious’ factual partnership

Pubcasters from both sides of the Atlantic Sea have com together to coproduce a slate of “ambitious factual specials”, including a new Sir David Attenborough title. The coproduction agreement will America’s BBC and the UK’s BBC, plus the latter’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, create between eight and ten programming special comprising around 20 hours a […]

Logo pre-buys Russell T. Davies dramas

US lesbian and gay-skewed channel Logo has pre-bought a pair of sexuality-themed dramas from Queer as Folk writer Russell T. Davies. Cucumber and Banana are interlinked drama series that UK broadcaster Channel 4 commissioned earlier this year from StudioCanal-owned producer Red Production Company. Logo has signed up, officially as a coproducer, though the shows have […]

BBCWW bags Boorman’s Queen and Country

BBC Worldwide North America has acquired all US rights to Queen and Country, the final movie from five-time Academy Award nominee John Boorman. The rites of passage film is set in the 1950s and follows a man, based on director Boorman, who is called up for British National Service but instead of shipping out to […]

DirecTV adds BBC’s Uncle to slate

US cable operator DirecTV has acquired Uncle, the BBC Three comedy. The show will go out on DirecTV’s Audience Network on Wednesdays from October 14 following a deal with BBC Worldwide North America. The acquisition comes after DirecTV unveiled its first original comedy series, Things You Shouldn’t Say Past Midnight. “We recently announced our first […]

BBC Worldwide to supply raft of content to Hulu Plus

BBC Worldwide North America and Hulu announced today a multi-year agreement to offer a raft of BBC Worldwide content on the U.S. Hulu Plus subscription service. BBC Worldwide has struck a wide ranging deal to provide BBC content to Hulu Plus, the premium arm of the US internet broadcaster. The non-exclusive deal means that Hulu […]