Joel Churcher

Exclusive: BBC Studios’ Africa boss to step down amid CEMA revamp

BBC Studios’ chief in Africa Joel Churcher is stepping down following a major reshuffle of the production and distribution giant’s operations in Central Europe, the Middle East and Africa (CEMA). Churcher had been VP and general manager for BBCS in Africa since 2014, overseeing strategy and business development across the continent, as well as having […]

Africa launch for CBeebies

The BBC’s preschool channel CBeebies is launching in East Africa on the Zuku pay TV platform. The UK pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, handles the channel’s distribution internationally as part of its portfolio of channels. It has inked a deal with Zuku TV and the preschool channel is now available on the pay TV platform […]

Raft of executive changes at BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide has created a new role for a chief of its high growth markets amid a raft of changes that include its formats chief leaving and its international production chief relocating from London to Los Angeles. Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK public broadcaster the BBC, reorganised last year along regional lines with region-specific […]

BBC Worldwide appoints Africa boss

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, has hired Joel Churcher as vice president and general manager of its business in Africa. The role is a new one at Worldwide and follows the reorganisation last year of the business along regional lines. Based in Johannesburg, Churcher will be responsible for all BBC Worldwide […]