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About BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide Limited is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). BBC Worldwide exists to support the BBC public service mission and to maximise profits on its behalf. It does this 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 builds the reach and reputation of the BBC brand overseas and champions British creativity. In 2014/15, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £138.6m and headline sales of £1,001.8m and returned £226.5m to the BBC.


Our Business Areas

The TARDIS, Stig and the Tomliboos

North America

North America

Headed up by President, Ann Sarnoff, this team is responsible for growing the BBC brand, driving future business opportunities and developing new revenue streams across the United States and Canada. The business has three major offices in New York, Los Angeles and Toronto, with smaller bases in New Orleans, Chicago, Detroit and Maryland.



UK DVDs smallUnder Marcus Arthur, the UK and ANZ territory looks to grow the BBC brand, drive future business opportunities and develop new revenue streams in these major markets. READ MORE >

Global Markets

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As it seeks to grow its business internationally, BBCW Worldwide has identified four markets that have high growth potential. These markets are Asia, Central Eastern Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEMA), Latin America and Western Europe and are collectively known within BBC Worldwide as the Global Markets. READ MORE >


content smallThe Content operation, drives the creative and commercial vision for BBC Worldwide's content strategy as well as the curation of its channels and editorial standards for the organisation. READ MORE >



The Brands operation is a central service which develops an overarching brand strategy for all BBC Worldwide's businesses and formats and is responsible for the commercialisation of BBC Worldwide's 14 flagship programme brands.

Our Commercial Websites

Good Food website Top Gear website BBC America website BBC Entertainment website BBC HD website BBC Knowledge website BBC Lifestyle website Cbeebies website UKTV Australia website BBC Shop websiteBBC Motion Gallery website




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Financial results 2014-15

Headline sales* Headline profit*
£1,001.8m £138.6m

* Headline sales refers to gross revenue including the Group's share
of revenues from joint ventures. Headline profit refers to operating profit before specific items and including the Group's share of operating profits from joint ventures and associates.

Annual Review 2014-15

Annual Review 2014-15