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‘We are looking at creating more local content for OTT platforms as well as linear TV’

2017 has been a busy year for BBC Worldwide in the country. It launched its channel Sony BBC Earth in a joint venture (JV) with Sony Pictures Networks India (SPNI). It also did a slew of content deals including with Zee Café for the block BBC First.

Zee Café tastes success with BBC First branded block, claims BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide has said that its BBC First branded block on English GEC Zee Café has received an outstanding response from the viewers since its launch in June 2017.

Voot launches digital survival series ‘Stupid Man Smart Phone’

Voot has launched a new original web series titled ‘Stupid Man Smart Phone’. The digital survival series has Vodafone and Motorola as presenting and powered-by sponsors.

BBC Worldwide India elevates two personnel

Soniya Kulkarni has been tasked with the job of business development. Deepali Handa has been promoted to commercial head, productions, India.

BBC First makes its debut in India on Zee Café

The premium British drama brand, BBC First, will premiere as a block on Zee Café on 26 June. It will air every weeknight at 10 pm.

BBC Earth, BBC World News to launch on Philippines DTH platform Cignal TV

BBC Worldwide has announced a partnership that will see BBC Earth and BBC World News launch on Cignal TV, a subscription-based direct-to-home satellite television service provider in the Philippines. This will be the inaugural launch of BBC Earth in HD in the Philippines, exclusively on Cignal TV.

Amazon Prime Video India inks licensing deal with BBC Worldwide

Amazon Prime members can have access to over 600 hours of pre-school content from BBC. Indian viewers will get to watch CBeebies content.

BBC Worldwide, Colors to launch ‘Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa’ game

India is the first country in the world to launch the app. It will only be available to the rest of the world in September 2016.

Home-grown vs international formats: Where does India stand?

Home-grown reality formats have not had as much exposure overseas. In fact, Zee TV’s ‘Dance India Dance’ is the only reality show that moved outside. So what are the reasons?

Zee TV to spook out viewers with new season of ‘Fear Files’

Zee TV has roped in four different production houses including BBC Worldwide India, Bodhi Tree Productions, Shree Jagganaath Entertainment, and ZEEL’s own content engine Essel Vision Productions.