Company Overview of BBC Worldwide Limited
BBC Worldwide Limited is engaged in investing, commercializing, and showcasing content from the British Broadcasting Corporation and the United Kingdom television industry worldwide. The company conducts its operations through the United Kingdom, North America, Australia and New Zealand, Western Europe, and Rest of World segments. It is engaged in program distribution; content production; TV channel operation; DVD/video publication; CD/music publication businesses. The company’s content exploitation activities include DVD and download to own videos, merchandise and licensed products, and live events. Its digital portfolio comprises commercial websites, a suite of approximately 11 YouTube cha...
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Key Executives for BBC Worldwide Limited
President and Managing Director of Sales & Distribution
Acting Chief Financial Officer and Director
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.
BBC Worldwide Limited Key Developments
BBC Worldwide Appoints Tobi De Graaff as the Executive VP for Western Europe, Effective August 18, 2014
Aug 5 14
Tobi de Graaff has been appointed the executive VP for Western Europe at BBC Worldwide, effective August 18, 2014. He will oversee all of BBC Worldwide's businesses across German and French speaking markets in Europe, as well as Benelux, Scandinavia, Italy and Iberia. He also will be responsible for all TV and Digital sales, Channels, Production and Format sales, Licensing and Publishing as well as Live Events across Western Europe. The position was previously held by David Weiland, who took up the post of EVP Asia for BBC Worldwide in May 2014. De Graaff will be based in London and report to Paul Dempsey, president of global markets. He previously headed up ITV Studio's sales business as director of global TV distribution and prior to that he was director of sales & acquisitions for Zodiak Television World.
AMC Reportedly In Talks To Acquie BBC America
Jul 30 14
AMC Networks Inc. (NasdaqGS:AMCX) is in talks to buy a stake in BBC America, BBC Worldwide Limited's U.S. channel, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters. BBC Worldwide would retain a small majority of BBC America if a deal with AMC goes through, the source said. Bloomberg reported that AMC will take a stake of about 50% in BBC America. BBC Worldwide is interested in a partnership to use AMC's advertising sales and distribution network, said Bloomberg, citing people with knowledge of the matter. According to Reuters, the two companies, which have a joint production coming out this week, declined to comment.
BBC Worldwide Reports Earnings Results for the Year 2014
Jul 23 14
BBC Worldwide reported earnings results for the year 2014. For the year, the company has reported headline profit up 0.7% to GBP 157.4 million for 2013/2014, from GBP 156.3 million a year earlier. Headline sales were down 6.6% to GBP 1.04 billion, from GBP 1.11 billion. The lower sales mainly reflected portfolio changes, including the sale of Lonely Planet and a new revenue share agreement for BBC.com. Adjusting for these, trading revenue was broadly flat, with growth from non-English language markets, sales to digital platforms and advertising helping to offset pressure on US and UK affiliate fees and declining DVD markets.
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