Life Below Zero

BBC Studios, Cosmote SVOD deal signals post-Discovery licensing plans

BBC Studios has struck a premium factual SVOD deal with Greek telco OTE’s pay-TV service Cosmote TV, lifting the lid on how such deals will play out alongside its international SVOD pact with Discovery.  BBC Studios has licensed more than 250 hours of factual programmes for Cosmote TV’s on-demand service, Cosmote TV Go, launched last […]

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 […]

MTV poaches BBC Worldwide exec Hakami

MTV has recruited Elli Hakami as executive VP of current series and programming. She joins from the US division of BBC Worldwide where, as senior VP, factual programming, she oversaw development and production for Worldwide and its US prodco Adjacent. At MTV she will oversee reality series coming out of MTV’s US East Coast production […]

Nat Geo Television poaches BBC Worldwide Productions exec

National Geographic Television has reeled in BBC Worldwide Productions’s VP, factual production and programming, to take up an executive VP role. Tim Pastore has joined the factual-focused company to become EVP, programming and development, based in New York and reporting into NGT president Brooke Runnette. “Over the next few months, Tim and I will be […]

BBC Earth launching on ProSieben’s Maxx

ProSiebenSat.1’s upcoming male-skewing digital channel Maxx has inked a programming deal with BBC Worldwide for over 300 hours of natural history and wildlife content. Maxx will run a BBC Earth block that will house the content from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of UK pubcaster the BBC. Titles covered in the deal include Deadly 60, […]