Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH)and BBC Worldwide announced a first look deal for the factual, lifestyle, natural history and motor programming categories, through which Discovery’s networks will become the home to many of the BBC’s most popular titles.
As a result of this agreement, Discovery’s portfolio will be the hub of the BBC Worldwide’s most iconic franchises, such as the famed natural history documentary series, “Planet Earth II” and “Blue Planet II”; the hit automotive franchise “Top Gear”, including its new English version featuring Matt Le Blanc of Friends, as well as the newly produced US version; the popular baking competition “The Great British Bake Off” and the internationally famous fashion show 2What Not to Wear”.
In this way, the BBC continues to sign agreements with operators and platforms in the region. During this month, the company removed its channels from pay TV services in Latin America to focus its efforts and strategy on selling content to multiple screens.
“Discovery and BBC Worldwide are natural partners and we are very proud of our new strategic multi-year partnership. BBC Worldwide continues to be one of the world’s most important distributors of innovative, quality content and formats and this agreement will help ensure that Latin American audiences can experience the very best of the BBC.” Anna Gordon, Executive Vice President and Managing Director, BBC Worldwide Latin America/US Hispanic.