Salim Mukaddam

BBC Studios sells ‘Weakest Link’ into Greece, Russia

BBC Studios has sold The Weakest Link into Greece and Russia. The quiz show has been picked up by Greek free-to-air channel Skai and Russia’s free-to-air network MIR. In Greece, Skai has made a 100 x 60-minute episode order, set to air this autumn with Tasos Trifonos, the star of the Cypriot version, carrying out […]

Worldwide appoints Mukaddam CEE chief

BBC Worldwide has named Salim Mukaddam as its CEE boss, overseeing its channels business and programme sales in the region. Mukaddam has been upped at the commercial arm of the UK’s pubcaster, the BBC, having been running sales of music programming. His appointment as regional general manager and VP comes after the previous exec in […]

BBC sells Shakespeare to Europe

Several European outlets have acquired the rights to Shakespeare Live! From the RSC, a two-hour celebration of the work of the playwright on the 400th anniversary of his death. Spanish pay TV operator Movistar has bought the TV rights, as have Norwegian and Finnish pubcasters NRK and YLE. Franco-German cultural channel Arte has scooped the […]

Adele special hits the right note for buyers

A raft of broadcasters have acquired a concert special featuring multi-million album selling pop star Adele. The show, Adele – Live at the BBC, will go out on BBC One in the UK on November 20 in an 8.30pm slot. The UK pubcaster’s commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, is selling it internationally. It has shopped the […]