Kelvin Yau

BBCWW signs 2200 hours for first Chinese telco deal

BBC Worldwide (BBCWW) has signed a deal with Migu Video, China Mobile’s video platform that will see more than 2200 hours of BBC content from across factual, lifestyle and pre-school genres. The deal with Migu Video marks BBCWW’s first deal with a Chinese telco. Migu was set up in 2014 and claims to have access […]

Latest territory launch for CBeebies

BBC children’s channel, CBeebies, today debuts on 15 cable operators in Taiwan. The dual-language, localised channel will reach more than 3.8 million households in cities such as Taipei, Taichung, Kaohsiung, Tainan and Chiayi. BBC Worldwide, the BBC’s commercial arm, has been rolling out in regions such as East Africa, and the Middle East and North […]

BBCWW streams channels on TVB SVOD platform

BBC Worldwide has launched five channels on myTVSuper, the SVOD service operated by Hong Kong’s free-TV broadcaster TVB. BBC First, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Earth, CBeebies and BBC World News have all rolled out on the service. They can be live streamed, with a 14-day catch-up window for all shows on the nets. Premium drama service […]

BBC Worldwide strikes digital Mango deal

BBC Worldwide has inked a programming deal with China’s Mango TV, building on a strategy TBI first reported on last year. Kelvin Yau (left), general manager of the BBC’s commmercial business in China, told TBI last November that Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster, and Mango, a division of Hunan TV, had agreed […]

BBCWW wants China production base

BBC Worldwide wants an on-the-ground production base in China, the company’s country manager Kelvin Yau has told TBI. Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, has been actively coproducing with Chinese partners in recent years and is now looking to take the next step and set up a China production base. Yau joined […]

China: full speed ahead

As new drama coproduction and digital opportunities open up in China, TBI speaks to the international companies making movies in the world’s most populated company. China’s impact on television is  undeniable. The BBC wants to set up an on-the-ground production base there, Keshet  International is taking scripted shows into and out of the country, and […]

BBCWW in major China pact

BBC Worldwide and Shanghai Media Group will coproduce the tenth season of factual series Coast as a special on the Chinese coastline after the pair signed a Memorandum of Understanding. The BBC’s commercial arm has also agreed to coproduce new natural history series The Hunt with Chinese state channel CCTV9. The Silverback Films series includes […]

China shake-up at BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide has recruited Kelvin Yau as its general manager for Greater China, with veteran exec Pierre Cheung leaving the commercial arm of the UK pubcaster after 15 years. Yau will run channels and content activities for Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC, in the Beijing-based role, which covers China, Hong Kong, […]