Grant Welland

Worldwide appoints Mukaddam CEE chief

BBC Worldwide has named Salim Mukaddam as its CEE boss, overseeing its channels business and programme sales in the region. Mukaddam has been upped at the commercial arm of the UK’s pubcaster, the BBC, having been running sales of music programming. His appointment as regional general manager and VP comes after the previous exec in […]

BBC buys into South Africa’s Rapid Blue

BBC Worldwide has bought into Rapid Blue, the South Africa-based production company that makes regional versions of Dragon’s Den (pictured), Got Talent and X Factor and BBC series Strictly Come Dancing and Bake Off. Established in 1993, Rapid Blue is the top formats producer in Africa, making the local versions of a slew of well-known international shows. Worldwide, […]

BBCWW cuts first Tumble deals

Romania has become the first country to buy the Tumble gymnastics format. BBC Worldwide launched the show at MIPCOM and CME Programming has now acquired the show for its free-to-air Romanian channel Pro TV. The UK version of Tumble, the shiny-floor show in which celebrities are trained in gymnastic disciplines, counts Romanian star gymnast Nadia […]

BBCWW names Welland regional boss

BBC Worldwide has named Grant Welland as executive vice-president for central and eastern Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEMA). Based in London, Welland will oversee BBC Worldwide’s activity across CEMA and will be responsible for channels, TV and digital sales, format sales, licensing and live events across the region. Welland, who will report to […]