Isabelle Helle

BBC Worldwide, Spiegel strike partnership

BBC Worldwide and Spiegel have inked a deal that will see the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster provide a range of programming to the German publishing group’s TV channels over several years. The agreement will see Spiegel take a large number of factual titles from the BBC’s commercial arm for its Spiegel Geschichte and […]

Sony strikes BBC drama deal for Germany

Sony has acquired a package of drama from BBC Worldwide for its German entertainment channel. The dramas, which will be getting their pay TV premiere in Germany, will go out on the Sony Entertainment Television channel. The package includes Maggie Gyllenhaal political miniseries The Honourable Woman. Period drama Upstairs Downstairs, crime series Father Brown and […]

German net joins BBC’s Hunt

Germany’s NDR Naturfilm has become a coproduction partner on the BBC’s new Alastair Fothergill natural history documentary series, The Hunt. The BBC programme, which is launching at the BBC Worldwide Showcase event in Liverpool this week, is now a copro between Silverback Films Production, NDR, BBC commercial arm BBCWW and US cable net BBC America. In Germany, […]

ProSieben MAXX bags BBCWW Beckham doc

Male-skewed German free-to-air channel ProSieben MAXX has bagged 420 hours of BBC Worldwide programming, including travelogue documentary David Beckham: Into the Unknown. The programming will run as MAXX’s BBC Earth-branded block in both daytime and primetime slots, and also include a new season of factual show Life Below Zero and new episodes of Ben Fogle-starring […]

BBC Worldwide unveils Western Europe restructure

BBC Worldwide has restructured its Western Europe division, announcing five new country chiefs. All of the execs under the new structure report to David Weiland (pictured) who is executive VP, Western Europe, at Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. The changes follow a wholesale restructure of the Worldwide operation, which saw the […]