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Discovery, BBCWW ink content deal in LatAm

Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH) has struck a multi-year first-look content deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British pubcaster. Under the partnership, Discovery’s networks across Latin America ...
April 27, 2017

Discovery Networks Latin America/U.S. Hispanic (DLA/USH) has struck a multi-year first-look content deal with BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the British pubcaster.

Under the partnership, Discovery’s networks across Latin America will house some of the BBC’s most popular titles across its factual, lifestyle, natural history and automotive genres.

Included in the deal is natural history juggernaut Planet Earth II and the forthcoming oceanic docuseries Blue Planet II (pictured); revamped British motoring franchise Top Gearand its U.S. counterpart; culinary competition The Great British Bake Off; and fashion series What Not to Wear.

“This extensive collection of programs will provide our viewers with some of the most engaging and entertaining content available anywhere, beginning with the iconic Planet Earth II, premiering in June,” said Carolina Lightcap, ‎EVP and chief content officer for DLA/USH, in a statement. “This agreement further solidifies Discovery’s commitment in offering high-quality programming throughout our networks in Latin America.”

“Discovery and BBC Worldwide are natural partners and we are very proud of our new strategic multi-year partnership,” added Anna Gordon, EVP and MD of BBC Worldwide Latin America/U.S. Hispanic. BBC Worldwide continues to be one of the world’s most important distributors of innovative, quality content and formats and this agreement will help ensure that Latin American audiences can experience the very best of the BBC.”

About The Author
Barry Walsh is editor and content director for realscreen, and has served as editor of the publication since 2009. With a career in entertainment media that spans two decades, prior to realscreen, he held the associate editor post for now defunct sister publication Boards, which focused on the advertising and commercial production industries. Before Boards, he served as editor of Canadian Music Network, a weekly music industry trade, and as music editor for HMV.com. As content director, he also oversees the development of content for the brand's market-leading events, the Realscreen Summit and Realscreen West, as well as new content initiatives.

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