Hidden Kingdoms


BBC Earth block lands in South Korea

BBC Worldwide has inked a deal that sees a BBC Earth branded block in South Korea. The block is available on Korean cable channel KMH’s newly launched documentary channel DocuOne. It launched together with DocuOne on July 18 and will be available six hours a day in two-hour time slots and as part of a […]

Ex-Discovery specials chief joins Mansfield’s Plimsoll

Former Discovery Communications and BBC factual programming boss Andrew Jackson has joined Grant Mansfield’s fledgling production company. Jackson has taken the post of executive VP, international production at Plimsoll Productions, which former Zodiak USA boss Mansfield launched in September last year. Jackson will oversee a plan to take Plimsoll into the US market. This comes […]

BBC Worldwide posts revenue drop as UK, US decline

BBC Worldwide’s overall revenue was down in 2013/2014, although headline profit inched up. The commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster published its annual report this morning, which revealed that by region, revenue and headline profit were down in the UK, US and Australasia, with increased sales in other parts of western Europe and the […]

News brief: BBC Worldwide seals Thai deals

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has sold a package of natural history titles to Thai Public Broadcasting Service. Thai PBS, the Thai free-to-air broadcaster, has picked up titles including two seasons of David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, Hidden Kingdoms (pictured) and Tarsier Tails. In a separate Thai deal, Worldwide has sold […]

Three Korean content deals for BBC Worldwide

A trio of South Korean broadcast platforms have acquired programming packages from the BBC’s commercial arm. The deals with pay TV firms Hyundai Media and YTN and free-to-air TV operator KBS will see BBC Worldwide programming heading into a combined 40 million households in South Korea. BBCWW will provide content for Hyundai Media’s new factual […]

BBC Worldwide and CCTV agree copro deal

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, and Chinese state broadcaster CCTV have signed an agreement for new factual programming. A memorandum of understanding between Worldwide and CCTV factual channel CCTV-9 paves the way for at least two new major factual projects and sees the pair set up a new development hub […]