Outside of the UK, Americas and Australia and New Zealand, the business operates in three other markets with high growth potential: Asia, Central Europe, Middle East & Africa (CEMA) and Western Europe. These are collectively known as Global Markets.
Each of these regions operates across channels, sales and production operations and identifies new business opportunities. Local sales teams work with broadcasters in the regions to sell finished programmes and formats from the business’ extensive programming catalogue, including global successes like Planet Earth and Doctor Who.
These markets showcase the range of BBC-branded channels – BBC Brit, BBC Earth, BBC First, BBC Entertainment, BBC Lifestyle, and pre-school brand CBeebies. The channels operation also accounts for the distribution of BBC World News.
Global Markets has fully owned production bases in the Nordics, India and France, a jointly-owned production company in Germany with All3Media known as Tower Productions, and a production partnership in South Africa with Rapid Blue. These bases produce localised versions of some of the BBC’s best-known formats such as Strictly Come Dancing, Top Gear and Antiques Roadshow, as well as other well-loved British titles such as The Great British Bake Off, The Great British Sewing Bee and Come Dine with Me.
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