Global Licensing 

Viacom’s Pluto TV signs content licensing deal with BBC Studios

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 1,569 Viacom’s Inc Pluto TV has entered into a new content licensing deal with BBC Studios. Reports said that the deal includes about 700 content hours featuring approximately 1,000 episodes including Doctor Who, Robin Hood, Antiques Roadshow, Primeval, Being Erica and Bedlam. Pluto TV will launch two channels for “Doctor Who,” with more than 200 episodes, and “Antiques Roadshow,” with more than 300, with new content. BBC Studios content will launch on Pluto TV in May of 2019. Viacom has acquired Pluto TV, the free ad-supported streaming service,…

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Collaborations TV & Films 

Discovery, BBC Studios signs global content partnership

Reading Time: 3 minutes Post Views: 1,734 Discovery, Inc. and BBC Studios announce a series of agreements, reigniting their historic relationship with a multi-million pound global content partnership spanning a library of premium factual series to power a new global streaming service, and a bespoke development deal for BBC Studios’ iconic genres of natural history, animals, adventure, science, travel, space, history and civilization documentaries. The two companies have concluded the future of UKTV’s channels business in the UK with a structured split that complements the strategic focus and commercial business of both organizations. The…

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Merchandise Licensing 

BBC to launch “Sarah & Duck” merchandises, partners Star Editions

Reading Time: < 1 minute Post Views: 2,073 BBC Studios has partnered up with Star Editions for a global e-shop that features merchandises inspired by its preschool property “Sarah & Duck.” According to a report in Global License, the new online shopping platform includes customizable clothing, clocks, mugs, magnets and other gifts. The exclusive merchandise is currently available for purchase on the online portal — Sarah & Duck is a British animated children’s television series created by Sarah Gomes Harris and Tim O’Sullivan, and produced by Karrot Animation for the BBC. “Sarah & Duck” currently…

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TV & Films 

BBC Studios signs content sharing agreement with HOOQ India

Reading Time: 2 minutes Post Views: 2,218 BBC Studios and HOOQ India announced a content deal that will give Indian viewers access to nearly 200 hours of top BBC drama including Luther, Maigret and Wolf Hall. The announcement was made on the first day of the Asia Pay TV Operators Summit (APOS) in Indonesia. With this deal, HOOQ subscribers in India will now have access to award-winning British dramas including BBC’s award-winning crime drama Luther, and Maigret among others. “We have seen increasing interest in premium British dramas in India, and are very pleased…

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