Business Overview

WHAT WE DO

We are the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC. We exist to build the BBC brand around the world, support the BBC public service mission and maximise returns on its behalf while ensuring all activities are conducted in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values.

WE INVEST

BBC COMMISSIONS PRODUCED BY

  • BBC in-house production
  • UK independent sector

BBC WORLDWIDE PRODUCTIONS

  • Wholly owned production houses in the USA, India and France

OTHER CONTENT PRODUCERS

  • Production companies
  • Writers
  • Talent

 

 

 

WE DELIVER RETURNS

BBC

  • Programme investment
  • Dividends
  • Other rights payment
  • Growing brand across the globe
  • Building reach of BBC
    programmes

RIGHTS HOLDERS

  • Royalties
  • Profit share
  • Showcasing UK creativity

 

BBC Worldwide is a company with content at its heart. We invest in, commercialise, market and showcase content from the BBC and the wider UK television industry around the world.

WE COMMERCIALISE

WE COMMERCIALISE THROUGH

  • Programme and format sales
  • International co-funding
  • International formats and channel commissions
  • BBC branded services including websites
  • Ancillaries e.g. DVD and live events
  • Other IP exploitation

 

WHERE WE OPERATE

Our business is structured across four geographical regions: the UK; North America; Australia and New Zealand; and the rest of the world, known collectively as Global Markets. We have 18 offices around the world, plus BBC Advertising sales representatives in a further three locations.

UK

Top Gear Road Trip

£361.8m

HEADLINE SALES

£52.7m

HEADLINE PROFIT

NORTH AMERICA

Orphan Black

£299.9m

HEADLINE SALES

£32.9m

HEADLINE PROFIT

AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND

Peaky Blinders

£81.9m

HEADLINE SALES

£16.3m

HEADLINE PROFIT

GLOBAL MARKETS

Life Story

£276.3m

HEADLINE SALES

£32.2m

HEADLINE PROFIT

Top Gear - The Perfect Road Trip 2 ©Rod Fountain 2014 (top left), Orphan Black ©BBC Worldwide (top right), Peaky Blinders ©Caryn Mandabach Productions Ltd and Tiger Aspect Productions Ltd. 2014 (bottom left) and Life Story ©Tom Hugh-Jones 2014 (bottom right).