BBC Worldwide Showcase: in deep water

Ocean will be the focus of the Tuesday night activity for buyers at the BBC Worldwide Showcase next week, with the commercial arm of the BBC handing the natural history series the premium slot usually reserved for huge formats and entertainment shows (Top Gear last year), or talent-filled drama (Wolf Hall in 2015). Although the evening […]

BBCWW unveils Showcase line-up

BBC Worldwide will launch a new dramas from Jimmy McGovern, the new Top of the Lake season with Nicole Kidman, and the much-anticipated crime series McMafia at its Showcase event later this month. The commercial arm of the UK pubcaster said it will host 700 buyers at the event in Liverpool, which will also see […]

German pubcaster joins blue-chip BBC series

German pubcaster WDR will coproduce BBC natural history series Ocean. WDR is already a coproducer on BBC blue chip series Africa and Wild Atlantic. Ocean is a 7x50mins series set to deliver in 2017, which follows on from Blue Planet. It will use new filming techniques such as gryo-stabilised aerial camera system, remotely operated submarines […]

Museum becomes The Museum channel, secures Orange deal

The Museum HD offering has been rebranded The Museum Channel and has just launched on Orange’s new pay TV service. The high definition channel offers ‘virtual exhibitions’ from museums around the world. It is run by France-based Pure Screens, which also operates footage-based niche channels Nature, Photo, City and Ocean. On Orange, The Museum Channel […]