Natasha Hussain


BBC America’s No Kitchen Required format scores int’l sale

BBC America format No Kitchen Required has been sold into the Middle East – marking the first international production of a format from the cable channel. The show has been sold into Discovery and Image Nation Abu Dhabi-owned Arabic-language channel Quest Arabiya, which airs in the UAE. Based on the Notional-produced BBC America show, the […]

BBCWW launches channels across MENA, Turkey

Factual channel BBC Earth is due to launch across the Middle East and North Africa region through the beIN direct-to-home satellite service on April 5. The BBC’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, announced the deal and said that BBC Earth will extend its distribution in Turkey by launching via operator Digiturk on the same day. At […]

CBeebies to make MENA debut through beIN

BBC pre-school channel CBeebies is due to launch in the Middle East and North Africa region for the first time as a full channel service in April. The children’s network will be available exclusively with an English audio feed to subscribers of satellite TV service beIN on channel 134, broadcasting 24-hours a day. “CBeebies is […]

BBC launching drama channel in Middle East

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal with OSN and will roll out its drama channel in the Middle East and North Africa region on the regional pay TV platform. BBC First is one of Worldwide’s key channel brands after it rejigged its offering last year, and has already rolled out in Australia and parts of […]

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 […]