BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand


HBO Euro nets, BBCWW recruit Guerrilla

HBO services in the Nordics, Spain and Central and Eastern Europe have bought upcoming drama Guerrilla. HBO Nordic, HBO España, HBO Europe and BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand have acquired the Sky and Showtime series. BBCWW ANZ will put the show out on the BBC First network. Endemol Shine International sells the series, which […]

BBC & Sky NZ strike new channels deal

Sky New Zealand and BBC Worldwide have renewed a deal for several BBC nets. The Kiwi pay TV platform has extended the carriage deal for BBC UKTV, BBC Knowledge and BBC World News. The pay TV channels are all carried in Sky’s basic tier. BBC UKTV is a the most popular entertainment channel on Sky, […]

BBC & Sky NZ strike new channels deal

Sky New Zealand and BBC Worldwide have renewed a deal for several BBC nets. The Kiwi pay TV platform has extended the carriage deal for BBC UKTV, BBC Knowledge and BBC World News. The pay TV channels are all carried in Sky’s basic tier. BBC UKTV is a the most popular entertainment channel on Sky, […]

BBC Worldwide rejigs Oz, NZ business

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand is restructuring its sales operation, merging its TV, digital and formats units under one umbrella. Director of content sales Irene Read (pictured) will oversee the enlarged business, with Deborah Tod taking up a new post as head of content sales for Australia, with Sam Stacey handed a new post […]

Foxtel, Seven, ABC feel factual Passion

Major Australian television groups have acquired content from Passion Distribution. Pay TV operator Foxtel has bought 200 hours, including Charlie Luxton’s Homes By the Sea (pictured). Pubcaster the ABC has taken docs such as Britain’s Poshest Nannies and The Batman Shootings. Seven network, meanwhile, has taken shows such as World’s Angriest, while Nine Network has […]

BBC shows on Google Play in Oz

Doctor Who, The Muskateers and Sherlock are to be made available via download purchase on the Google Play platform in Australia. Factual series Frozen Planet is also to be made available, BBCWW Australia and New Zealand’s director of business development and consumer digital Rob Leach announced at the Multi-Screen TV Summit in Sydney today. Individual episodes […]

UK soaps stay on Aussie screens

Australian pay TV channel UKTV will run British soaps Coronation Street and Emmerdale until at least 2020. This comes after UKTV operator BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand renewed an agreement with distributor ITV Studios Global Entertainment. UKTV will get five more seasons of Coronation Street comprising 1,300 new episodes and 260 episodes of Emmerdale, […]