BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC, announced that it has sold more than 3,000 hours of drama around the world in the past three months. In Latin America, the company has sold nearly 400 hours.
Brazilian free-to-air channel Globo has acquired “War and Peace” (2015), which will broadcast later this year. “Ripper Street” (season 2) will be available on Filmin Latino (SVOD/FVOD) as well as Pramer (seasons 2-3). In addition, Vubiquity has acquired seasons 1-10 of “Doctor Who”.
In Western Europe, more than 200 hours of drama were sold. In addition, the company has sold 600 hours in Central and Eastern Europe and around 350 hours in Northern Europe. In Africa, BBC signed contracts with platforms across Sub-Saharan region and Kenya. Finally, in Asia, nearly 950 hours of drama content was acquired between Korea, Japan, Greater China and India.
BBC Worldwide is hosting its Showcase 2017 event from February 19 to 22, where it shows the best of British television to the world’s top TV executives.