Nordic launches for BBC Brit and Earth channels

BBC Worldwide is planning to launch its BBC Brit and BBC Earth channels in the Nordics starting April. The two new global BBC brands will launch as linear channels in Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and Iceland and will replace the existing BBC Entertainment and BBC Knowledge channels. The launches mark the second roll out for […]

Shine poaches BBC Worldwide exec for unscripted

Shine America has recruited Michael Brooks as its senior VP, unscripted programming. The US division of the Shine Group has poached Brooks from the west coast division of BBC Worldwide Productions and its affiliated prodco Adjacent Productions where he was senior VP, entertainment programming & development. At Shine, Brooks will report to unscripted executive VP […]

Content crunch – the fight for rights

As the pace of consolidation quickens, competition for rights is fiercer than ever. Stewart Clarke talks to distributors about the changing face of the business and how, in the hyper competitive world of TV, they are gaining access to content. First-look deals, overall deals, development deals, output deals, umbrella deals and pod deals: all are […]

BBC Worldwide’s Brit orders motoring series

The BBC’s new international channel brand Brit has commissioned its first series Mud, Sweat & Gears. The new show will be coproduced by BBC Worldwide channels Brit and BBC America as part of a wider push into original content. The show will be fronted by British car journalists Tom ‘Wookie’ Ford and Jonny Smith and […]