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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
Daniele Alcinii is a news reporter at realscreen, the leading international publisher of non-fiction film and television industry news and content. He joins the rs team with journalism experience following a stint out west with Sun Media in Edmonton's Capital Region, and communications work in Melbourne, Australia and Toronto. You can follow him on Twitter at @danielealcinii.

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