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Digital content marketing really delivers for brands – BBC StoryWorks lifts the lid with new facial coding research

BBC StoryWorks, the content marketing arm of BBC Advertising, is pioneering new ways of understanding the emotional impact of content-led marketing by measuring consumers’ subconscious reaction to campaigns on In a study published today titled ‘The Science of Engagement’, its in-house insight team, in partnership with facial coding experts CrowdEmotion, has combined traditional research metrics with facial coding to understand how brands can use content-led marketing to effectively engage with consumers. Find out more about The Science of Engagement.

Last updated: 21 January 20216

BBC World Service offers new advertising opportunities in Africa

BBC World Service, which broadcasts to Africa in Arabic, English, French, Hausa, Kinyarwanda/Kirundi, Kiswahili and Somali, now offers brands the opportunity to connect with consumers in Africa through advertisements on a selection of its specialist regional and language websites.

Last updated: 14 August 2015

Jamie Chambers to lead BBC Advertising, ANZ

Jamie Chambers has been promoted to Regional Sales Director for BBC Advertising in Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), further strengthening the local advertising sales team.

Last updated: 13 August 2015

New appointments in North America – BBC Advertising

BBC Worldwide North America announced today the appointment of Dawn Williamson to Senior Vice President, Advertising Sales and Tim Wastney to Vice President, Advertising Sales to bolster the ad sales division based in the US and Canada.

Last updated: 15 July 2015

BBC continues digital transformation of news on the go with new-look international BBC News app

The BBC has launched a new international BBC News app for iOS and Android devices. The free app, which since dropping into stores on Friday has already seen 1.5 million downloads, has been completely redesigned. It offers a uniquely personalised approach to its award-winning news on the go, combining top stories and most-watched stories with a set of personally selected or recommended topics, chosen from a range of over 50,000 subjects.

Last updated: 10 July 2015

BBC Worldwide unveils BBC StoryWorks - a new content marketing team.

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, today announced the launch of a new content marketing team called BBC StoryWorks, sitting within BBC Advertising. The new division will be led by Richard Pattinson, a former BBC journalist with over ten years’ experience, who has been appointed SVP of Content. The BBC StoryWorks team, based in Singapore, Sydney, New York and London, will span the globe offering clients content solutions built on compelling narratives that will engage audiences.

Last updated: 22 June 2015

Alistair McEwan appointed SVP Commercial Development Asia & ANZ

Alistair will be responsible for the delivery of profitable advertising sales revenues from the Asia-Pacific region on BBC World News,, BBC World Service, Top Gear, BBC Good Food and BBC Worldwide Channels.

Last updated: 10 June 2015

BBC Worldwide, VisitBritain, British Airways join forces to showcase modern Britain on

BBC Worldwide and VisitBritain, the UK’s national tourism agency, have today announced a new partnership to launch a dedicated content portal, known as BBC Britain, that tells a compelling story of modern Britain. British Airways, one of the world's leading global premium airlines, has been confirmed as the first company to join the partnership. 

Last updated: 03 June 2015

BBC Advertising appoints Vishal Bhatnagar as Sales Director for South Asia

Bhatnagar will lead the advertising sales teams across BBC Worldwide’s three South Asia sales offices in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore. He is based in Delhi and reports to John Williams, Vice-President, Advertising Sales, ASEAN & India. Bhatnagar is responsible for domestic and international advertising sales for BBC Advertising’s digital and broadcast assets in South Asia, including the multi-screen product offer around and global TV channel BBC World News.

Last updated: 11 May 2015

British Airways on board with BBC First

British Airways has signed on as a partner for premium drama channel BBC First, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has announced. Learn more.

Last updated: 23 April 2015 users hit the 100 million mark

New figures show that, the BBC’s international website, has started 2015 on an all-time high. More than 101 million unique browsers used the website and news app globally during the month of January, generating a record 1.35 billion page views. Learn more.

Last updated: 10 February 2015

BBC’s content for Africa gets major boost with new dedicated digital space

BBC World Service has announced new digital investment aimed at reaching new audiences in Africa – the launch of the Africa edition of the website. The new edition ensures that English-speaking internet users on the continent will see far more African news stories, features and video on the front page, while the section, dedicated to African news, will also see significant enhancements.

Last updated: 16 January 2015

BBC World News No.1 with Europe's opinion leaders

A new independent survey released by Ipsos* today sees BBC World News - the 24-hour international news channel - named as the top choice for European opinion leaders.

Last updated: 14 November 2014

BBC Earth lands on

BBC Earth – the BBC Worldwide factual brand behind global blockbusters such as Planet Earth, Walking with Dinosaurs and Blue Planet – has launched its new digital home on The stunning site captures BBC Earth’s passion for adventure and exploration bringing visitors a visual feast of incredible imagery, world class videos and stories that will offer fans a new perspective on the world. Learn more.

Last updated: 16 September 2014

BBC Worldwide ANZ confirms Brand Partnerships & Advertising team

Robert Milne and Jamie Chambers have been appointed as Sales Managers at BBC Worldwide, leading advertising sales for and international sales for BBC World News in Australia. Learn more.

Last updated: 2 September 2014

BBC Worldwide expands its Advertising sales team in Asia

BBC Advertising is boosting its ad sales team in Asia to make the most of growth opportunities in the region. Learn more.

Last updated: 2 September 2014

BBC Worldwide delivers a strong performance in spite of currency challenges

BBC Worldwide has today published its 2013/14 Annual Review, revealing a year of solid underlying growth, and increased returns to the BBC. The full Annual Review, as well as the BBC Worldwide Annual Report and Financial Statements, can be found here. Learn more.

Last updated: 21 July 2014

BBC's global news audiences increase to record 265 million

New figures show the BBC’s global audience has increased to a record-breaking 265m people a week. The figures, for 2013/14, represent an increase of 9 million people on the previous year. The Global Audience Estimate (GAE) measures the combined reach of the BBC’s international services - BBC World Service, BBC World News, and BBC Media Action - across the world. Learn more.

Last updated: 18 June 2014

Global figures and Twitter shares hit record high

The BBC announced that reached a record 96 million unique users and generated an all-time high of 1.3 billion page views in March 2014. BBC World News welcomed its five millionth Facebook fan and new figures also reveal that the BBC is by far the most-shared news brand on Twitter (source: Newswhip), with its stories shared a record 2.71 million times across the month – almost 50% more than any other publisher. Learn more.

Last updated: 15 April 2014

BBC World News global study sees surge in smartphone use for consuming news

BBC World News and have released the results of the world’s first global study into the usage of mobile devices by affluent consumers. When asked which single device they prefer to use for news, the number of affluent consumers who name the mobile phone has risen by 15 per cent since 2012 and tablet is up by 9 per cent. Learn more.

Last updated: 20 February 2014

BBC launches The Travel Show, replacing Fast:Track

The BBC is re-launching one of its most watched shows in February 2014. The Travel Show (formerly known as Fast:track) will air every weekend on BBC World News TV from 15 February with a host of new faces. Learn more.

Last updated: 11 February 2014

India in focus for new season of BBC World News programmes

BBC World News has announced a season of programmes focusing on India to air in February next year (2014). As the country looks towards its next General Election, India Direct will delve behind the headlines, going beyond the tales of a growing middle class and extreme poverty to bring audiences insight on this growing economic and global player. Learn more.

Last updated: 26 November 2013

BBC Global News signs first international news organisation partnership with Twitter Amplify

BBC Global News announced today a new partnership with Twitter Amplify, the social broadcast network service’s innovative video promotion tool. “This new collaboration harnesses our global reach and newsgathering capabilities to bring our advertising partners clever and impressive products,” said James Montgomery, Director of Digital & Technology at BBC Global News Ltd. Learn more.

Last updated: 23 October 2013

BBC named #1 and fastest growing news brand among high income earners across Asia

The BBC is the fastest growing international news brand in Asia Pacific and continues to hold its number one status amongst Asia Pacific’s high net worth consumers and high income earners, according to the new Ipsos PAX study. Learn more.

Last updated: 11 October 2013

BBC World News continues to lead as India’s top international news channel

BBC World News has maintained its status as the leading international English news channel in India among the country’s affluent, influential opinion leaders, business decision makers (BDMs) and frequent international travellers, according to the latest Ipsos PAX survey. Learn more.

Last updated: 11 October 2013

Top Gear Week delivers best audience share ever for BBC Knowledge in Poland

Top Gear Week, BBC Knowledge’s week of Top Gear-themed programming, gave the channel its best weekly audience share ever, from 19-25 August. During the week of exclusive content, BBC Knowledge won a record audience share of 0.67% (commercial target age group 16-49) and was the number one international factual channel on the NC+ platform in Poland. Learn more.

Last updated: 24 September 2013

5 Cross Media appointed as BBC Advertising’s ad sales representative for The Nordics

5 Cross Media will bring to market international advertising solutions for Nordic advertisers, offering opportunities across BBC Worldwide’s platforms, including the multi-screen product offer around the world-renowned website and the global TV channel BBC World News.

Last updated: 13 September 2013

BBC World News and to boost business coverage with new programmes including Talking Business with Linda Yueh

BBC World News and will boost their business coverage in the upcoming months, with new coverage and analysis to give audiences the story behind the headlines at a time of vast economic change.

Last updated: 9 September 2013

Alistair McEwan appointed VP, Advertising Sales, Australia & New Zealand

Alistair will be responsible for advertising sales for BBC Advertising’s digital assets as well as international deals for global channel BBC World News. Find out more. 

Last updated: 19 July 2013

BBC Worldwide delivers solid performance in challenging economic climate

Today, BBC Worldwide has published its Annual Review for 2012/13. The company has delivered another steady performance against tough global trading conditions and has continued to invest in, commercialise and showcase BBC content around the world. Find out more. 

Last updated: 16 July 2013

BBC ranks as top cross-platform news brand among high net worth audiences in Asia Pacific while delivers Asia's fastest growing digital content

The BBC is the most popular news brand among Asia Pacific’s high net worth consumers according to the latest Ipsos PAX survey. In addition, the BBC’s international news services, BBC World News and, have been named the most consumed news brand ‘on the move’ by first/business class flyers, high net worth individuals and high income earners. Find out more. 

Last updated: 12 July 2013

Record audience figures as quarter of a billion people tune into BBC’s global news services

New figures released today show the BBC’s global news services reach 256m people each week, the biggest ever audience. Find out more. 

Last updated: 25 June  2013

BBC America Summer Preview

Programme highlights include Copper, Luther, Broadchurch, In The Flesh, Bang Goes the Theory, Top Gear, Being Human, and Dangerman: The Incredible Mr Goodwin. Find out more. 

Last updated: 29 May 2013 unveils its spring collection with the launch of BBC Culture today proudly launched BBC Culture, its fourth bespoke Feature section and the first of two key additions to the site this month. BBC Culture is a fusion of videos and images coupled with editorial content from a host of well-known and respected journalists and commentators, offering an alternative lens on global trends across the arts.

Last updated: 2 May 2013

BBC World News Horizons examines new sources of renewable energy

In the second episode of the series, sponsored by DuPont, Horizons presenter Adam Shaw visits the Royal Institution in London to meet Nobel Prize-winning chemist Professor Sir Harry Kroto to discuss the importance of developing new sources of renewable energy. 

Last updated: 6 April 2013

BBC Worldwide announces changes to advertising sales

BBC Worldwide today announced changes to its advertising sales business as the company continues its reorganisation along geographic lines. 

Last updated: 28 March 2013

Chris Dobson to leave BBC Worldwide

Chris Dobson, Executive Vice President & General Manager, BBC Advertising, has announced he will be leaving BBC Worldwide later this year, following a major restructure and regionalisation of the company and its formally global divisions. 

Last updated: 28 March 2013

BBC World News and release world’s largest global study of news consumption habits across multiple devices

The survey examines the growing impact of TV, smartphones, tablets and laptops on people’s news consumption habits. Click on the link above to read the press release or
visit the Research section for an overview and a downloadable brochure.


Last updated: 26 March 2013

Come Dine With Me South Africa wins SAFTA 2013 for Best International Format

BBC Worldwide is delighted to announce a Best International Format win for the critically acclaimed Come Dine With Me South Africa, commissioned by BBC Worldwide Channels for BBC Entertainment, at the 7th Annual South African Film and Television Awards 2013 (SAFTAs).

Last updated: 19 March 2013

Amarena Group appointed as BBC Advertising’s ad sales agency for Russia

BBC Advertising, part of BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has today announced the appointment of Amarena Group as the sales agency for its Russian advertising opportunities.

Last updated: 14 January 2013 moves its features sections up a gear with BBC Autos

"The Autos section will add to our market leading content offer, building on the loyal fans we already have in BBC News, BBC Sport and Top Gear" - Daniel Heaf, EVP & MD, Digital at BBC Worldwide. Learn how has kicked off 2013 with a new content vertical - the perfect opportunity for automotive advertising.

Last updated: 10 January 2013

BBC World News and BBC America expand distribution with Time Warner Cable

BBC World News is is available 24 hours a day in 25 million homes in the USA, following a deal in December 2012 with Time Warner Cable and other multichannel operators. Click on the link above to read the press release.

Last updated: 7 Jan 2013

BBC Worldwide Channels are to launch advertising sales for the first time on BBC Entertainment in Norway from 1 March 2013

This significant distribution deal demonstrates our commitment to enable even more viewers to access quality BBC programmes. Find out more about how you can target this growing and commercially attractive audience.

Last updated: 6 Jan 2013


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