July 28, 2014 12:52 AM ET


Company Overview of BBC Worldwide Limited

Company Overview

BBC Worldwide Limited invests in, commercializes, and showcases content from the BBC in the United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Central and Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and North America. It operates in Channels, Sales & Distribution, Consumer Products, Global Brands, and Content & Production segments. The Channels segment operates 34 international BBC-branded television (TV) channels; broadcasts programs made by the company and other independent providers; and manages the BBC iPlayer video-on-demand service. This segment serves 406 million homes through its international channel network. The Sales & Distribution segment engages in the sale and syndication of content across T...

Media Centre

201 Wood Lane

London,  W12 7TQ

United Kingdom

1,824 Employees


44 20 8433 2000

Key Executives for BBC Worldwide Limited

Chief Executive Officer
Age: 46
President and Managing Director of Sales & Distribution
Acting Chief Financial Officer and Director
Director of Operations
Age: 62
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

BBC Worldwide Limited Key Developments

BBC Worldwide Reports Earnings Results for the Year 2014

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.

Cinemark Holdings, Inc. Announces Partnership with BBC Worldwide to Bring Natural History Content to Big Screen

Cinemark Holdings Inc. announced a partnership with BBC Worldwide to bring natural history content to the big screen in an exclusive event for Latin America: The BBC Earth Series. The BBC Earth Series at Cinemark will showcase 3 astonishing films in a theatrical format. One Life, Tiny Giants and Wild Brazil (3 part series) will amaze movie-goers as they go through the journey of life, follow two miniature superheroes and explore the wilds of Brazil, all seen on the big screen including Cinemark Large Format XD screens around the region. The series will run starting on June 19th in some countries and June 20th in others with Tiny Giants 3D, then One Life will debut on June 26th followed by two weeks of a three part series of Wild Brazil ending the week of July 10th. Cinemark XD is the number one private label PLF in the world. Cinemark has constructed over 160 XD auditoriums across the US and throughout Latin America that offer a complete entertainment experience featuring large wall-to-wall and ceiling-to-floor screens, plush seating and custom digital surround sound systems with the latest in sound technology. By the end of 2014, Cinemark will plan to open 30-40 additional XD auditoriums which will bring the total global number to approximately 200 screens. The four week series will be shown exclusively in Cinemark theatres on Cinemark's large format XD screens and in other Cinemark auditoriums throughout Latin America in the following countries: Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Peru.

BBC Worldwide to License its Brands and Intellectual Property to Smart English Company Limited

The Board of Directors of Popular Holdings Limited announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, Smart English Company Limited has entered into collaboration agreements with BBC Worldwide to license some of BBCW's brands and intellectual property to operate English language Learning Centers in Mainland China and Hong Kong. Pursuant to the agreements, Smart English will utilize these licensed brands and relevant intellectual property from BBCW to introduce a brand new, fun and effective English learning experience for the young students in PRC. Smart English will commence operations with a headquarters and a cluster of Learning Centers, first in Shanghai and thereafter in Beijing and other major provinces in Mainland China and Hong Kong.

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