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BBC Worldwide signs new digital deal with MangoTV

MUMBAI: Following on the heels of a strategic partnership agreement signed in October 2015, BBC Worldwide has signed a new digital deal with Mango TV, a new media broadcaster in China.

The deal, announced just before BBC Worldwide’s Showcase which starts today, will see Mango TV subscribers have access to specially curated documentary and preschool content from the BBC.

Some of the programmes Mango TV subscribers will be privy to include: ‘Tigers About the House’ (in which Giles Clark, from the Australia Zoo raises two Sumatran tiger cubs in his family home); ‘Trust Me, I’m a Doctor’ (in which Michael Mosley and a team of doctors tackle the top health questions like ‘Does coffee give you cancer?); and ‘Can pollution give you heart disease?’; and animated preschool series The Numtums (in which viewers go on a lively numerical adventures and learn about numbers).

Prior to this deal, Mango TV had bought the exclusive rights to a series of premium sports-related documentaries including ‘David Beckham For The Love of The Game’ in which Beckham plays a football match on all seven continents of the globe and participates in his own star-studded UNICEF fundraising match at Old Trafford.

BBC Worldwide Greater China GM Kelvin Yau commented on the deal, “We are very pleased that our relationship with Mango TV has grown quickly since we signed our MOU in October 2015. Besides this deal, we are also deep in discussions with Mango TV to explore production and format opportunities particularly in iconic BBC documentaries, factual entertainment programmes, dramas and films targeting the Chinese and global market. We look forward to making more new exciting announcements in the next few months.”

“Both Mango TV and BBC Worldwide are committed to bringing the best entertainment content to Chinese audience. This partnership has been very fruitful and we look forward to developing more exciting opportunities with BBC Worldwide,” added Mango TV chairwoman Molly Nie.