BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally. In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned a record £226.5m to the BBC.
David Weiland EVP, Asia
Monty Ghai SVP & GM, Southeast Asia
Kelvin Yau GM, Greater China
Myleeta Aga SVP & GM, India and Content Head for Asia
Soojin Chung General Manager, Northeast Asia
Ryan Shiotani VP, Content, Asia
Julia Nocciolino Commercial Director Brands, Asia
Terri Seow Head of Marketing, Global News Ltd, APAC
Jeanne Leong Communications Director, Asia
Affiliate Sales Contacts
Southeast Asia: Cheryl Png Senior Affiliate Sales Manager
South Asia: Sunil Joshi Head of Distribution, India
Korea: Jee-Yeon Kim Affiliate and Digital Sales Manager
Greater China: Otto Leong Director, Affiliate Sales
BBC Entertainment targets affluent PMEB males and females who enjoy quality dramas, comedies and light entertainment.
A selection of local productions primarily in India includes: (all programmes listed below are produced by BBC Worldwide India )
Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded
The Indian adaptation of BBC Worldwide format Dancing with the Stars, Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded, is a first-of-its kind spotlight taking the show beyond its celebrity contestants as the common man showcases his closeted passion and enthusiasm for dance. Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa Reloaded airs on Colors in India.
Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai
The Hindi version of U.K. indie Nutopia’s format The House That Made Me, Har Ghar Kuch Kehta Hai,takes celebrities from different walks of life back to their childhood, the homes and people that influenced them to unravel some of their most cherished memories. Har Ghar Kuch Kehta airs on Sony Entertainment in India.
Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi
A BBC format, Tonight’s The Night, Aaj Ki Raat Hai Zindagi is a series combining show-stopping acts from world-class artists with once-in-a-lifetime performances that make people’s dreams come true. Megastar Amitabh Bachchan serves as the host. The series airs on Star Plus in India.
Dil Ko... Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamana Hai
A production for India public broadcaster Doordarshan National, Dil Ko Aaj Phir Jeene Ki Tamanna Hai tells the story of how a girl helps her family through her dream of dance. This regular family drama also features a love triangle with the young girl who wants to realise her dreams.
Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan
Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan focuses on the relationship between young adults who have come together as they embark on a new chapter in their lives – attending college. Kaisi Yeh Yaariyan airs on MTV India.
Bindaas Naach explores a never-seen-before concept with dance at its core and traces the lives of three youngsters, who along with their dream team, go on to compete at an international level. Bindaas Naachairs on Bindaas in India.
In 2015, BBC Worldwide and CCTV 9, the documentary channel of China’s national TV network, co-produced BBC’s latest blue-chip natural history series, The Hunt. BBC Worldwide is also co-producingCoast China with China’s leading media group, Shanghai Media Group (SMG). Coast China will be the third interna- tional version based on the BAFTA-winning BBC series, Coast.
NHK and BBC Worldwide co-produced natural history series, Wild Japan. This three-part, blue-chip documentary series explores the diverse and untamed regions in Japan, revealing the creatures that inhabit them, and showing how the Japanese have learned to live in unpredictable landscapes.
All of BBC’s linear television channels – BBC Earth (SD & HD), BBC Lifestyle, CBeebies, BBC Entertainment and BBC World News – are on pan-regional Asian feeds. All channels in Asia are 24 hours.
In Indonesia, BBC Earth is subtitled and CBeebies is dubbed into Bahasa Indonesia.
In Korea, BBC Earth and BBC Entertainment are subtitled in Korean.
In Thailand, select titles are dubbed on BBC Earth and BBC Lifestyle is subtitled into Thai.
In Vietnam, select titles are dubbed or lectured on BBC Earth and BBC Lifestyle is subtitled into Vietnamese.
In Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, BBC Entertainment, BBC Earth (SD & HD) and BBC Lifestyle channels are subtitled in Chinese.
Hong Kong, Indonesia, Myanmar, Singapore, South Korea, Taiwan, Thailand
In Singapore, select programmes on BBC Earth and BBC Lifestyle are available on StarHub’s catch-up service. In Korea, select programmes on CBeebies are available on KT’s catch-up service.
Subscription video on demand (SVOD) services are available on PCCW nowTV in Hong Kong, Chunghwa MOD, Kbro and Top TV in Taiwan.
BBC programmes are currently available on select OTT and IPTV VOD platforms in China. CBeebies is available as a branded SVOD on BesTV. TV Everywhere is currently available in two markets in Southeast Asia – Singapore and Malaysia.
In Singapore, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle, BBC Entertainment, CBeebies and BBC World News are available on StarHub’s TV Everywhere service. With this service, StarHub subscribers can go to StarHub’s TV Everywhere URL to watch the channels they have subscribed to online.
This service is an addition to the catch-up service for BBC Earth and BBC Lifestyle with StarHub that was launched three years ago. In Malaysia, BBC Earth, BBC Lifestyle and CBeebies are available on TM Net’s TV Everywhere service. The ‘HyppTV Everywhere’ service, available through an app, is exclusive to HyppTV subscribers with UniFi and Streamyx 4Mbps and 8Mbps.
BBC Earth HD is a simulcast of the SD version.
BBC Advertising simplifies the complex media landscape for advertisers, ensuring that advertisers achieve the maximum advantages of advertising across BBC channels, platforms and territories. BBC brands, BBC World News, BBC Earth and bbc.com, which carry advertising, are synonymous with quality – quality content, quality audience and quality results.
John Williams VP, ASEAN & India, BBC Advertising
Katy Xu VP, Greater China and North Asia, BBC Advertising
Kenny Hau Advertising Strategic Partnership and Development Director, Southeast Asia
Programme Acquisition Contacts
Southeast Asia: Gayatri Singh Sales Manager
India: Stanley Fernandes Director, TV & Digital Sales
Japan: Miyuki Kinoshita Head of Sales
Korea: Jee-Yeon Kim Affiliate and Digital Sales Manager
China: Kelvin Yau GM, Greater China
Hong Kong and Taiwan: Karen Leung Manager, TV & Digital Sales
1 January 2016