Press Releases

December 2021

Deb Spinocchia to Join BBC Studios Australian Production Arm as Head of Development and Content

Thursday, 9 December 2021

Deb Spinocchia is to join BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand in January as Head of Development and Content, Production.  

November 2021

BBC Studios to Produce Original Format Space 22 for ABC

Thursday, 25 November 2021

BBC Studios will produce its first locally created original format for the ABC in Australia.  Space 22, created and produced by BBC Studios’ Australian production arm, will explore the impact of art and creativity on mental health in a new six-part documentary series. 

October 2021

Nick Percy to lead new BBC Studios Global Markets division

Friday, 29 October 2021

Jon Penn to step down from APAC leadership 

September 2021

The Great Australian Bake Off returns to FOXTEL and now in production

Wednesday, 29 September 2021

FOXTEL has commissioned a fifth season of the highly anticipated series The Great Australian Bake Off with BBC Studios to produce the show for the first time in Australia for FOXTEL and the LifeStyle channel.

Fetch TV renews partnership with BBC Studios for seven BBC channels

Tuesday, 21 September 2021

Fetch TV and BBC Studios today announced the extension of their channel partnership agreements covering seven BBC channels. The deals secure Fetch subscribers ongoing access to the broadest range of premium BBC content available on any Australian aggregation platform, and include BBC First, BBC World News, UKTV, BBC Earth and CBeebies, along with Virtual Playlist Channels BBC Brit and BBC Kids which are only available on Fetch.

Dancing With The Stars: All Stars Returns to Seven Network

Monday, 20 September 2021

A second season of Dancing with the Stars: All Stars will begin filming this week for Seven Network  after the show successfully returned to its original home in Australia with the new format version earlier this year.  The show will screen on Channel 7 and 7Plus in 2022.

August 2021


Tuesday, 24 August 2021

BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand is expanding its production team with the appointment of Will Hamilton to the new position of Director of Commercial and Business Operations. Following the production this year of Mastermind, Weakest Link and Dancing With the Stars: All Stars with The Great Australian Bake Off due to begin shortly and new formats arriving in the pipeline, the position is a key role as the company moves to further growth. Will is responsible for leading a first-class production set-up as well as devising and delivering the business and commercial plan for BBC Studios ANZ production arm as the company expands. Will reports into Kylie Washington, General Manager and Creative Director for BBC Studios Production ANZ, and will work closely with Daniel Doctor the new Senior Legal Counsel for APAC who joined in June with a focus on the production business.

April 2021

Call The Midwife Series 10 to be fast tracked to BBC First

Friday, 9 April 2021

BBC First is celebrating 10 years of Call the Midwife this April with series 10 premiering on Mondays at 10.00am from April 19 with an encore episode airing at 7.30pm.

March 2021

BBC Kids to Launch in Australia on Fetch

Monday, 22 March 2021

BBC Kids will make its Australian premiere on the Fetch Platform on April 24th. Entertaining,
energetic, unpredictable and clever, BBC Kids is a brand new channel that kids will love and parents
can trust.

Out Of Her Mind to premiere on BBC First

Monday, 8 March 2021

Sara Pascoe (The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret, Twenty Twelve), Juliet Stevenson (Bend It Like Beckham,Truly Madly Deeply) and Fiona Button (The Split, Lip Service) star in Out of Her Mind, a hilarious, quirky and compelling comedy that tackles love, relationships and the contemporary human experience in the 21st century.

Out Of Her Mind is written by the award-winning comedian, Sara Pascoe, regular panelists on comedy programs Qi, 8 Out of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Would I Lie To You. This series subverts the traditional sitcom format by combining eccentric characters, animation, and scientific explanation as it explores heartbreak, family and how to survive them.

Bluey wins ‘Pre-School License of the Year’ at ATA Toy Awards

Monday, 1 March 2021

It was Bluey’s day at the annual ATA Awards with the much-loved kids brand winning three awards, including ‘Pre-School License of the Year’. This is the second year in a row that BBC Studios have won this prestigious industry accolade, having won the award last year after the licensing program had launched in November 2019.

January 2021

Bluey: The Album tops the ARIA Album Chart!

Saturday, 30 January 2021

Cheese and crackers! Bluey: The Album has made history today reaching number 1 on the ARIA Album Chart, becoming the first children’s album to take out the top spot. The weekly ARIA Charts are released each Saturday at 5pm (AEDT) and are the official record of the hottest singles and albums in Australia.

December 2020

BBC Channels Upcoming Shows For 2021

Thursday, 10 December 2020

BBC Studios has announced new shows for 2021 across BBC First, UKTV, BBC Earth and CBeebies. 

Adaptations of three best-selling novels, all kinds of detectives investigating all kinds of crimes, glittering award ceremonies and comedy quiz shows and a whole month of Sir David Attenborough’s biggest titles will be coming to BBC channels early next year.

Bluey: The Album available to pre-order today. First single ‘Keepy Uppy’ is out now!

Friday, 4 December 2020

Get ready to dance! BBC Studios and Demon Music Group Ltd. are thrilled to announce that Bluey: The Album is available to pre-order today. The full album will be released on 22 January but fans can listen to the single ‘Keepy Uppy’, now available to stream or download from digital platforms.

November 2020

BritBox has launched in Australia

Monday, 23 November 2020

The joint venture from BBC Studios and ITV gives Australian viewers the chance to enjoy the largest streaming collection of British drama and comedy, on demand and all in one place.

Cheese and Crackers! It is a Bluey Christmas

Friday, 20 November 2020

With Christmas fast approaching, the team at BBC Studios has festive shopping covered with the ultimate Bluey Christmas gift guide. From matching pyjamas to kids’ bikes, here are 10 gifts guaranteed to thrill and delight fans of all ages.

Bluey theme tune available online tomorrow

Thursday, 5 November 2020

In news that will get tails wagging, BBC Studios and Demon Music Group Ltd. are thrilled to announce that the Bluey theme tune will be available on digital platforms from tomorrow (Friday 6 November at 12.01am (local time))


October 2020

Royal Season coming to UKTV

Tuesday, 27 October 2020

UKTV is pleased to announce Royal Season, airing on UKTV on Wednesdays nights at 8.30pm from October 28th. Royal Season will cover everything from the marriage of the Queen and Prince Phillip to the recent royal wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and everything in between.

September 2020


Monday, 21 September 2020

BBC Earth is celebrating World Animal Day this October with Animal Week, a special line-up of programming which looks at some of the most unique natural places this land has to offer that play host to some of the most extraordinary animals on our planet.

Screening each evening at 8.30pm from Monday, October 5, the week kicks off with the premiere of One Wild Day, a stunning, modern natural history series which embarks on a 24-hour journey with the most extraordinary animals on our planet. Next we explore the dazzling behaviours and extraordinary diversity of wildlife of Karnatka in India’s Wild Karnataka. The week will finish with Mission Galapagos, where cameras indetify the hidden volcanoes, evolutionary secrets and remarkable creatures of the Galápagos Islands.

BBC Studios Names Penguin Random House Master Publishing Partner for Smash-Hit Preschool Series Bluey

Thursday, 10 September 2020

BBC Studios, the global content company that has introduced children and families worldwide to Bluey, the Emmy®-winning Australian animated series created by Ludo Studio, has named Penguin Random House master publishing partner for the preschool brand. Penguin Random House now holds global rights in all languages (excluding China and Chinese languages) to the Bluey titles.

August 2020

Trust Me Series 2 to premiere on BBC First in September

Friday, 28 August 2020

Elfred Enoch (How To Get Away With Murder), John Hannah (Four Weddings and a Funeral), Ashley Jensen (Catastrophe), Richard Rankin (Outlander) and Katie Clarkson-Hill (The Innocents) star in this gripping psychological thriller set in a hospital.

BBC First Signs Memories as Channel Sponsor

Monday, 3 August 2020

Memories – the digital memories app and website – is the new channel sponsor for premium drama channel BBC First.  

July 2020

Moira Hogan Appointed BritBox Country Manager, Richard Hill to Lead Marketing and PR

Thursday, 16 July 2020

As BritBox escalates its plans to launch in Australia later this year, joint venture partners BBC Studios and ITV announce the appointment of Moira Hogan as Country Manager.  Richard Hill has been appointed Head of Launch Marketing and PR.

New Dates Confirmed for Blue Planet II Live in Concert

Monday, 13 July 2020

BBC Studios, Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra and Auckland Live are pleased to confirm new dates for Blue Planet II Live in Concert, with two special evenings set for Auckland on Friday 9 and Saturday 10 April 2021, at Kiri Te Kanawa Theatre, Aotea Centre. 

June 2020

Bluey stamps a pre-schooler's delight

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Australia Post is celebrating one of the country’s much-loved animated children’s television series – Bluey – in its latest licensed stamp pack. A licensing deal between Australia Post and BBC Studios will see the limited-edition stamp pack inspired by the series available online and in selected post offices from today.

Stuck On You announces exciting new range of children’s personalised products, featuring Bluey and Hey Duggee

Monday, 22 June 2020

Stuck On You, famous for creating high-quality, personalised children’s labels, Bento Lunchboxes and more, has partnered with BBC Studios to create personalised products featuring characters from two of the hottest kids’ TV shows ever: Bluey and Hey Duggee.

One million Bluey books sold in Australia

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Penguin Random House announced today that one million copies of Bluey books have sold in Australia.

With phenomenal sales in just seven months since the publication of the first Bluey books, PRH announced today that Bluey book sales have reached one million copies across the series.

May 2020

Quiz to premiere on BBC First in June

Friday, 29 May 2020

Matthew Macfadyen (Succession), Sian Clifford (Fleabag) and Michael Sheen (Good Omens, Masters of Sex), star in the highly-anticipated series Quiz, premiering on BBC First from June 24. The series tells the story of the real-life ‘coughing Major’ scandal which hit Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? in 2001 when Major Ingram, his wife Diana and an accomplice, Tecwen Whittock, were accused of cheating their way to a million pounds on what was the most popular game show on earth.

Bluey: the Beach wins 2020 ABIA Book of the Year

Wednesday, 13 May 2020

For the first time, a children’s picture book has won the Australian Book Industry Awards prestigious Book of the Year prize.

Bluey kids lifestyle range to hit Australian stores this June

Tuesday, 12 May 2020

Moose Toys and BBC Studios are delighted to announce the first range of Bluey kid’s lifestyle products will be available in Australian stores and online from mid-June.

Pauls releases first range of Bluey dairy products

Friday, 1 May 2020

Pauls is upping the fun on a range of their popular custards and yoghurts with the launch of its new look children’s products featuring Australia’s favourite Blue Heeler, Bluey, launching from late April 2020. 

April 2020

Matt Coe to lead new BBC Studios Creative Hub for APAC

Monday, 6 April 2020

BBC Studios APAC has appointed Matt Coe to head up a new Creative Hub that will provide seamless creative solutions for its premium branded services in the Asia and ANZ region.


Thursday, 2 April 2020

BBC Earth is celebrating 50 years of Earth Day with Earth Week, a special line-up of programming which looks at the beauty of our planet both up close and from far away and explores our vital role in ensuring its future.

March 2020

BritBox To Launch In Australia

Thursday, 5 March 2020

BBC Studios, the principal commercial arm of the BBC, and ITV, the UK’s biggest commercial broadcaster, today announce plans to launch the BritBox streaming service in Australia.

Wackadoo! Bluey commemorative birth certificates available in Queensland

Monday, 2 March 2020

Queenslanders can now get their very own Bluey commemorative birth certificate featuring Australia’s favourite Queensland Heeler family.

A licensing deal between BBC Studios and the Registry of Births, Deaths and Marriages, Queensland, will see three commemorative certificates inspired by the popular animated series available from Monday 2 March 2020.

February 2020

Discovery secures Top Gear catalogue following deal with BBC Studios

Friday, 21 February 2020

Top Gear fans are in for a treat with news that the much-loved series is coming to Discovery following an agreement with BBC Studios to secure a comprehensive catalogue of the world’s biggest motoring show. Top Gear will air on both Discovery Channel and Discovery Turbo in Australia and New Zealand from March 2020.

Wackadoo! Emmy-nominated phenomenon Bluey will tour 50+ venues across Australia with its first ever live stage show!

Wednesday, 19 February 2020

It’s time to get up close and personal with the much-adored Queensland Heeler family who will be coming to a theatre near you with Bluey’s Big Play – The Stage Show. The number one kids’ show on Australian TV is touring to over 50 theatres across Australia from May 2020, with its world premiere at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC). See for full tour dates.

ANZ broadcasters’ deep commitment to BBC’s Natural History programming

Tuesday, 11 February 2020

BBC Studios and TVNZ have agreed a long-term partnership for the BBC Planet franchise, which will see TVNZ in New Zealand premiere five landmark series from the world-leading producers and distributors of Natural History programming, including the forthcoming Sir David Attenborough narrated Perfect Planet. The deal was announced today during an exclusive previewof the upcoming series at BBC Studios’ industry-leading Showcase event in Liverpool.

January 2020

Two iconic Aussie brands team up for Bluey’s first apparel range

Wednesday, 8 January 2020

BBC Studios and Bonds are delighted to announce the launch of the first line of Bluey children’s apparel, available online and in store from 8th January. The Bonds x Bluey collaboration sees two iconic and much-loved Australian brands come together for a fun range guaranteed to delight fans of the animated series.

December 2019

BBC Channels 2020 Programming Line-up

Monday, 16 December 2019

Political sex scandals, glittering British awards ceremonies, new Louis Theroux and a mesmerising look at one of the world’s most extraordinary wildernesses will all be coming to BBC channels in 2020. 

November 2019

Celebrities to face TV's toughest quiz show

Tuesday, 19 November 2019

SBS commissions BBC Studios for more Mastermind and a brand new series of Celebrity Mastermind 

BBC Studios appoints two General Managers for APAC region

Monday, 18 November 2019

Fiona Lang appointed General Manager, Australia & New Zealand, and Ryan Shiotani, appointed SVP & General Manager, South & South East Asia.

Christmas is sorted with BBC Studios

Monday, 18 November 2019

With Christmas around the corner, BBC Studios has festive shopping covered. From adorable Bluey toys and books to new Doctor Who products, there is a fantastic range of gift ideas guaranteed to thrill and delight this Christmas and beyond.

Wackadoo! Emmy-nominated phenomenon Bluey will tour nationally with its first ever live stage show, Bluey's Big Play, in 2020

Thursday, 14 November 2019

It’s almost time for Bluey fans to get up close and personal with the much-adored Queensland Heeler family! The number one kids show on Australian TV is touring to over 50 theatres across the country, working with Queensland Performing Arts Centre’s (QPAC) Out of the Box for its world premiere in late May 2020. 



October 2019

BBC Earth Off To A Flying Start On Foxtel

Tuesday, 22 October 2019

Ratings for the first week of BBC Earth show the new channel is off to a flying start on Foxtel.  Replacing BBC Knowledge, figures show BBC Earth has increased audience share and brought in new audiences who are watching the channel for longer when measured against the performance of its predecessor.

Nine and BBC Studios forge long-term Natural History partnership

Wednesday, 16 October 2019

New deal for BBC Planet franchise will see Nine permiere five super landmark series from the world-leading producers and distributors of Natural History programming.

Australian favourite children's series Bluey releases on DVD

Tuesday, 15 October 2019

Universal Sony Pictures Home Entertainment and BBC Studios are delighted to announce that Australia’s #1 children’s series of the year, Bluey, will be available to own on DVD from 30 October 2019.

Tourism and Events Queensland Signs on as Launch Partner for BBC Earth

Tuesday, 8 October 2019

Tourism and Events Queensland has signed on as the launch partner for new premium factual channel BBC Earth, launching on Foxtel and Fetch on October 10.  

BBC Studios and Fetch TV announce expanded partnership and the launch of a BBC Brit Virtual Playlist Channel

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Fetch TV to carry six BBC channels under new agreement

Top Gear Moves to a New Channel on Foxtel

Thursday, 3 October 2019

Fans of Top Gear will still be able to get their fix on Foxtel with the much-loved motoring show moving to UKTV.  Ten series will also be available to stream On-Demand on Foxtel.

September 2019


Friday, 20 September 2019

Yalumba Wines is the new channel sponsor for premium drama channel BBC First.  The sponsorship will begin on Sunday, September 22nd and will encompass epic World War II drama World on Fire which will premiere on Sunday, October 13 at 8.30pm.

World on Fire Premiere Date

Friday, 20 September 2019

Epic World War II drama World on Fire will premiere on BBC First on Sunday, October 13 at 8.30pm.

From multi-award winning Peter Bowker (The A Word), World On Fire is a heart-stopping, multi-stranded drama telling the story of World War Two through the lives of ordinary people from all sides of this global conflict.

Bluey toys ready for good homes from early November

Friday, 13 September 2019

BBC Studios, Moose Toys and Ludo Studio are delighted to announce that Bluey plush toys will be in Australian stores from early November with figurines to be available from December. 

Available in all major retailers including Big W, Target and Kmart, the Bluey and Bingo small plush will retail at $15.00 each, the large Bluey plush at $35.00 and the figurine multipack at $22.00.

BBC Earth Launches in Australia on October 10

Monday, 9 September 2019

New premium factual channel BBC Earth will launch on Foxtel and Fetch on Thursday, October 10, bringing audiences incredible stories about the world around us. BBC Earth will make its debut with four of Sir David Attenborough’s biggest titles - Blue Planet II, Planet Earth II, Frozen Planet and The Hunt.  Each series will screen in its entirety across one of the first four days of the channel launch.  

Jon Penn appointed Executive Vice President, APAC as BBC Studios creates Asia-Pacific Regional Business

Friday, 6 September 2019

Jon Penn leads newly formed Asia-Pacific regional business for BBC Studios' international sales and distribution in ANZ and Asia.

August 2019

BBC Studios agrees new home entertainment distribution deal with Universal Pictures

Tuesday, 27 August 2019

BBC Studios ANZ and Universal Pictures Australasia have signed a multi-year distribution agreement for physical formats in Australia and New Zealand.

CBeebies to launch in New Zealand on Sky

Thursday, 22 August 2019

BBC Studios and Sky today announced a deal that will see CBeebies in New Zealand for the first time, as well as extended carriage rights for BBC Earth and BBC UKTV.   

BBC Studios and Foxtel reach new long-term content agreement

Monday, 5 August 2019

BBC Studios today announced they have reached an agreement with Foxtel on a long-term extension of their partnership. The deal includes a new channel BBC Earth.

July 2019

BBC Studios delivers creative and financial success in first year as merged company

Wednesday, 3 July 2019

BBC Studios announces its 2018/19 financial results showing a record year of returns to the BBC.

Sir David Attenborough makes surprise onstage appearance at Glastonbury to launch new BBC natural history series Seven Worlds, One Planet

Monday, 1 July 2019

BBC Studios joined forces with festival organisers to celebrate the amazing work of its iconic Natural History Unit and globally launch its next blockbuster Seven Worlds, One Planet. The prequel features a tantalising collaboration between enigmatic Australian performer/songwriter Sia and legendary composer Hans Zimmer, who join forces on the original song ‘Out There’ that accompanies the extended trailer.

June 2019

Cunard Extends Channel Sponsorship of BBC First

Thursday, 27 June 2019

Following a successful initial partnership, BBC First has announced that Cunard is to renew its relationship as channel sponsor of the premium drama channel.

Stargazing special to be produced by BBC Studios ANZ and the Science Unit

Friday, 21 June 2019

BBC Studios has been commissioned by the ABC to make a special edition of Stargazing called Stargazing: Moon and Beyond, marking the 50th anniversary of the Apollo moon landings. Following the success of two previous Stargazing series, the one hour special will be produced by BBC Studios ANZ in collaboration with experts from the BBC Studios Science Unit.

Penguin Random House reveals first Bluey book covers

Thursday, 20 June 2019

Penguin Random House and BBC Studios are delighted to announce that the Bluey publishing program will launch with three carefully chosen titles, including two storybooks and one activity book, which will hit Australian book stores on 5 November 2019.

BBC Studios and Disney strike global broadcast deal for Bluey with Moose Toys named as global master toy partner

Wednesday, 12 June 2019

Bluey is set to launch on a global stage as BBC Studios and Disney announce that the first two series will premiere internationally on Disney Junior from late 2019 and the upcoming streaming service Disney+  in all territories outside Australia, New Zealand and Greater China including Hong Kong, Macau and Taiwan. Australian company Moose Toys will be the global master toy partner.

Louis Theroux Announces New Australia and New Zealand Tour

Friday, 7 June 2019

After a sell-out tour in 2016 and back by popular demand, the king of documentaries, BBC film-maker, immersive journalist and social commentator Louis Theroux will visit Australia and New Zealand in January 2020 with a brand-new show: Louis Theroux Without Limits.

Andy's Amazing Adventures - Live Australian Theatre Tour

Tuesday, 4 June 2019

BAFTA-nominated presenter Andy Day is on his way down under. For the first time ever in Australia, the star of ABC KIDS and CBeebies Andy’s Wild Adventures, Andy’s Dinosaur Adventures and Andy’s Prehistoric Adventures will delight his Australian fans live on stage. Andy is on his time travels again. And this time, you can be there too…

May 2019

Cunard signs on as exclusive sponsor for the Australian tour of An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

Luxury cruise ship company Cunard has signed on as exclusive sponsor for An Evening with Sir Michael Parkinson, the Farewell Australia Tour 2019, to be held this October. The

Sir Michael Parkinson Announces Farewell Australia Tour - October 2019

Wednesday, 29 May 2019

BBC Studios, Andrew Kay and Phil Bathols are proud to announce the return of Sir Michael Parkinson for his Farewell Australia tour in October 2019.

Louis Theroux’s The Night in Question and Mothers on the Edge to premiere on BBC Knowledge

Tuesday, 28 May 2019

Brand new Louis Theroux specials The Night in Question and Mothers on the Edge will have their Australian premiere on BBC Knowledge on June 27 and July 4 respectively.

Michael Mosley Australian Tour

Monday, 27 May 2019

Following his hugely successful 2017 tour, British physician and science journalist, DR MICHAEL MOSLEY, is returning to Australia for a brand-new national tour in September.

Join a mission to save the universe: Doctor Who: The Edge Of Time lets fans embark on an adventure through space and time!

Tuesday, 21 May 2019

The fully-interactive VR videogame, featuring the voice of Jodie Whittaker, will arrive this September.

April 2019

BBC Studios kicks off the 2019 Doctor Who Fan Art Competition

Thursday, 18 April 2019

Ahead of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, BBC Studios announces the “2019 Doctor Who Fan Art Competition”, giving fans an opportunity to see their own work on a Doctor Who t-shirt, with a limited quantity available for purchase at the BBC AMERICA booth at San Diego Comic-Con.

BBC Studios signs deal with Penguin Random House to bring Bluey books to stores in time for Christmas

Thursday, 11 April 2019

Bluey fans are in for a treat with BBC Studios and Penguin Random House Australia announcing today that a publishing deal has been signed which will see three books from the hit preschool program in Australian stores before Christmas 2019. The range will include two storybooks and one activity book.

Deb Tod appointed Head of Content Sales and Co-production for BBC Studios ANZ

Monday, 1 April 2019

Jon Penn, Managing Director of BBC Studios ANZ, has announced that Deb Tod is to be the new Head of Content Sales and Co-production for the region.

March 2019


Thursday, 7 March 2019

BBC Studios Australia and the Australian International Documentary Conference has announced that Max Bourke is the recipient of the Unscripted International Producer Placement, in partnership with Create NSW. 


Wednesday, 6 March 2019

BBC First has today announced the acquisition of MotherFatherSon, World On Fire and the next series of Taboo.  These dramas will see Hollywood heavyweights Richard Gere (Chicago, Pretty Woman) and Helen Hunt (As Good As It Gets, Mad About You) come to the channel this year, with Tom Hardy to reprise his role as James Delaney at a date to be announced. 

February 2019

A-Woof! New series of Hey Duggee to air on CBeebies

Tuesday, 26 February 2019

Calling all Squirrels! Brand new episodes of Hey Duggee will premiere on CBeebies from Monday, March 4 at 4.40pm. Get ready for hugs and laughter as Duggee, the Squirrels and a beloved cast of characters including Hennie, Chew Chew the Panda, Tino the Mouse, Mr and Mr Crab, Naughty Monkey and Enid – Duggee’s pet cat - return for exciting new adventures and badges.

Les Misérables air date

Thursday, 14 February 2019

BBC First announces the highly anticipated series Les Misérables is set to air on Sundays at 8.30pm from March 10.

Adapted by the award-winning screenwriter Andrew Davies (Pride and Prejudice, War and Peace), this landmark drama has gone back to the novel and delved deep into the many layers of Hugo's story, revelling in Jean Valjean's and Javert's cat-and-mouse relationship against the epic backdrop of France at a time of civil unrest.

January 2019

BBC First signs Cunard as new Channel Sponsor

Wednesday, 30 January 2019

Premium drama channel BBC First has announced Cunard as its new channel sponsor with premiere dates revealed for returning series Tin Star Series 2 starring Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction), Christina Hendricks (Mad Men) and Genevieve O’Reilly (Glitch) and Victoria Series 3 starring Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who).

On International Hugging Day – survey reveals Australians are a nation of huggers

Monday, 21 January 2019

To mark International Hugging Day and inspired by the famous ‘Duggee Hug’ at the end of each episode of Hey Duggee - the BAFTA award-winning pre-school show - CBeebies Australia has commissioned research into the hugging habits of Australians.

December 2018

BBC First announces Luther airdate

Tuesday, 18 December 2018

BBC First announces Luther Series 5 to air on Sundays at 8.30pm from February 3.

Created by Emmy-nominated writer Neil Cross and starring Idris Elba and Golden Globe winning actress Ruth Wilson, the four-part series is set to be as chilling and gruesome as ever.

November 2018

SBS commissions BBC Studios to make Mastermind

Tuesday, 20 November 2018

BBC Studios has scored its first commission since setting up a production arm in Australia

BBC Studios has Christmas covered in 2018

Thursday, 15 November 2018

From new Doctor Who products through to adorable Hey Duggee apparel, there is a fantastic range of gifts, plus an exciting line up of live events throughout the festive season and beyond, guaranteed to delight all fans of BBC shows.

Louis Theroux: Altered States - Air Date

Monday, 5 November 2018

New Louis Theroux series Altered States will air on BBC Knowledge from Thursday 6th December at 8.30pm. The series looks at the unusual ways modern America deals with birth, love and death and features 3 x 1 hour documentaries - Take My Baby, Choosing Death and Love Without Limits.

October 2018

BBC Studios ANZ pleased to announce an 'Unscripted International Producer Placement' with partners Create NSW and the AIDC

Wednesday, 31 October 2018

Create NSW, BBC Studios announce six-month BBC UK placement for Doc star  

Planet Earth II Live in Concert

Wednesday, 24 October 2018

Tickets are now on sale for the New Zealand premiere of Planet Earth II Live in Concert to be held at the ASB Theatre, Aotea Centre on Wednesday 22 May 2019. 

New Louis Theroux Film - Love Without Limits - to Premiere in Australian Cinemas

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Louis Theroux’s new documentary Love Without Limits, which explores the fascinating polyamory way of life, will screen in select cinemas across Australia from November 30th and is brought to Louis fans by BBC Studios and Sharmill Films.

The Little Drummer Girl - Air Date

Monday, 22 October 2018

BBC First has announced the highly anticipated The Little Drummer Girl will air on Wednesdays from
November 14 at 8.30pm. 

Doctor Who Limited Edition Barbie exclusively on sale through Zing Pop Culture

Tuesday, 9 October 2018

BBC Studios and Mattel have partnered to release the first ever Doctor Who Limited Edition Barbie - and it will be sold through Zing Pop Culture in Australia.

Blue Planet II - Live in Concert

Friday, 5 October 2018

BBC Studios and Andrew Kay & Associates are proud to announce Blue Planet II Live in Concert, which will tour to Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane in March 2019 with UK superstar Joanna Lumley to host and live narrate this unique concert experience.

Holland America Line comes on board with Blue Planet II Live in Concert

Friday, 5 October 2018

Leading international cruise company, Holland America Line, has been confirmed as a Gold Sponsor for the breathtaking Blue Planet II Live in Concert, hosted by UK superstar Joanna Lumley in Australia next March.

Press - Air date

Tuesday, 2 October 2018

BBC First will show Mike Bartlett’s (Doctor Foster) drama series Press from Tuesday November 6 at 8.30pm. Set in the fast-paced and challenging environment of the British newspaper industry Press explores the personal lives and constant professional dilemmas facing the journalists who work at two rival newspapers.

September 2018

BBC First Announce Upcoming Drama Slate

Wednesday, 19 September 2018

BBC First today announced an impressive raft of new dramas which will premiere on the channel in 2018/19 with stars like Idris Elba, Alexander Skarsgård, Michael Shannon, Lily Collins, Dominic West, Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks and Jenna Coleman heading to screens.


Vanity Fair to air 11 October on BBC First

Wednesday, 5 September 2018

BBC First has announced that Vanity Fair, a new adaptation of William Makepeace Thackeray’s novel, will air on Thursdays from October 11 at 8.30pm.

August 2018


Monday, 27 August 2018

New premium factual channel BBC Earth will launch in New Zealand on SKY on October 22, rebranding existing channel BBC Knowledge. 

The BBC Earth channel will showcase a broad range of world-class factual programming represented by natural history, human stories, adventurous travels and scientific investigations, and will feature programmes from expert presenters such as Sir David Attenborough, Michael Mosley, Louis Theroux, Professor Brian Cox and Steve Backshall.

July 2018

Blue Planet II collectable stamp pack released by Australia Post

Thursday, 12 July 2018

Following Blue Planet II’s success on Nine earlier this year, fans of Sir David Attenborough’s renowned natural history series can now purchase a unique Blue Planet II licensed stamp pack. Containing 20 $1 Love stamps as well as breathtaking photography of our blue planet, the pack makes for a lovely gift and appeals to collectors and fans alike.

June 2018

BBC First signs Smeg as channel sponsor and announces two major programme acquisitions

Friday, 29 June 2018

Premium drama channel BBC First has announced Smeg as its new channel sponsor; alongside the acquisition of two major dramas A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant, and Vanity Fair with Olivia Cooke (Ready Player One).

Global search for new talent to join the BBC Earth presenting team

Thursday, 7 June 2018

BBC Earth has launched a global search for a fresh new presenter who can offer a different perspective on all things natural history and science

May 2018

Twitch Launches Seven-Week Classic Doctor Who Special Viewing Event

Thursday, 24 May 2018

Over 500 classic episodes from the 1960s to the 1980s will air worldwide on Twitch from
May 29 to July 23

Divided States

Tuesday, 8 May 2018

Divided States is a series of programs airing on BBC Knowledge that will examine racism, gun violence and hate crimes in America starting at the end of May.

Kylie Washington to head up Australian production arm for BBC Studios

Thursday, 3 May 2018

Matchbox Pictures' Director of Production and one of Australia's leading television producers to join BBC Studios as its first Director of Productions in Australia.

April 2018

Fetch TV and BBC Studios Announce Launch of New Channel - BBC Living

Monday, 23 April 2018

Fetch TV and BBC Studios today announced the launch of a new lifestyle channel - BBC Living. The
channel will join 5 other BBC channels on the Fetch platform - BBC First, BBC Knowledge, BBC UKTV,
BBC CBeebies and BBC World News.

Travel Associates signs on as channel partner for BBC First

Monday, 16 April 2018

Travel Associates has signed on as a partner for premium British drama channel BBC First, BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand has announced.

UKTV to air Live and Uninterrupted Coverage of the Royal Wedding on Saturday May 19

Wednesday, 11 April 2018

Get your fascinators and flags ready and switch on UKTV for the BBC’s live, uninterrupted coverage of the Royal wedding of HRH Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.

BBC Studios launches globally

Tuesday, 3 April 2018

The newly created BBC Studios officially launched today (3rd April 2018), heralding a new chapter for the BBC’s content creation and exploitation activities.

March 2018

Hey Duggee’s success continues to grow

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

Its onwards and upwards for everyone’s favourite pooch Duggee. Hey Duggee had an incredible year in 2017 and, with a number of deals in the pipeline already for this year including preschool apparel and mini-musical shows, 2018 looks set to be even bigger.

Kit Harington and Liv Tyler star in Gunpowder premiering May 1 on BBC First

Thursday, 15 March 2018

Kit Harington (Game of Thrones) and Liv Tyler (Lord of The Rings) lead the cast of this powerful three-part series which also marks Kit Harington’s first foray into producing.  While many people are familiar with the story of Guy Fawkes and the gunpowder plot, the show throws the spotlight on the real mastermind behind the plans to blow up the Houses of Parliament, Kit’s real-life ancestor, Robert Catesby. Gunpowder premieres on BBC First on Tuesday, May 1 at 8.30pm.

February 2018

Jodie Whittaker Unveils brand new Doctor Who Logo at BBC Worldwide Showcase

Wednesday, 21 February 2018

Thirteenth Doctor Jodie Whittaker today teased the new series of Doctor Who by unveiling a new logo and insignia for the brand to over 700 of the world’s top TV buyers and international press at BBC Worldwide’s annual showcase event in Liverpool.

BBC Studios launches production arm in Australia and wins first commission

Friday, 16 February 2018

BBC Studios launches its production arm in Australia and wins first commission from ABC. It also announces a search for a Director of Production 

January 2018

Experience the Glitz and Glamour of Awards Season with UKTV

Monday, 15 January 2018

UKTV presents the EE British Academy Film Awards 2018 and the BRIT Awards 2018, express from the UK. 

December 2017

UKTV Presents the Royal Variety Performance 2017, Express from the UK

Thursday, 7 December 2017

UKTV will bring the much-loved annual Royal Variety Performance to Australian audiences, express from the UK on Wednesday, 20th December at 8.30pm.

November 2017

BBC Channels Announce New Shows for 2018

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand today announces a raft of new shows coming to its channels next year with ‘A’ list actors Kit Harington, Liv Tyler, Tim Roth, Christina Hendricks and Benedict Cumberbatch, some of the UK’s biggest comedians Michael McIntyre, Kevin Bridges and Dawn French, well-loved children’s brands Hey Duggee and Thomas the Tank Engine and adventurers Ben Fogle and Robson Green all slated to appear across the  BBC channels  in 2018. 

BBC’s Best – A Christmas Gift Guide for 2017

Wednesday, 22 November 2017

There are presents suitable for all fans of the BBC’s shows this Christmas. From much loved Hey Duggee apparel through to collectable book sets and even wireless Doctor Who bluetooth gadgets, BBC Worldwide has a bespoke collection of gifts for everyone.

Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time Comes To The Big Screen For A Boxing Day Special Event

Tuesday, 14 November 2017

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand and Sharmill Films are giving Doctor Who fans a special gift this Christmas with an event screening of this year’s Christmas Special Doctor Who: Twice Upon a Time.  


Thursday, 2 November 2017

 BBC First has announced it will air the new series  within a week of it’s UK screening.  The show  will premiere on the channel on  Sundays at 8.30pm from November 19. Game of Thrones star Aidan Gillen and Academy Award winner Adrien Brody join the cast.

October 2017

A-Woof! It’s the Hey Duggee Cinema Experience!

Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Hey Duggee and the Squirrels are heading to the big screen for the first time ever, offering one big hour of woofs, sing-a-longs and interactive fun. 

September 2017

Steve Bakshall's Deadly 60 returns to Australia with Brand New Stage Show

Wednesday, 27 September 2017

For this tour there is a big difference … Deadly 60 Down Under will for the first time feature Steve live on stage with some of Australia’s deadliest animals!


Wednesday, 20 September 2017

BBC Worldwide ANZ's COO Fiona Lang has been awarded one of two Chief Executive Women scholarships to attend the prestigious CEW Leading for Results program at INSEAD

Doctor Foster returns to BBC First

Monday, 18 September 2017

Doctor Foster, BBC First’s highest rating programme of 2015, is set for a dramatic return with series two premiering on the channel from Tuesday, October 31 at 8.30pm.

Ross Kemp Extreme Tales Live On Stage

Friday, 15 September 2017

In a global first, documentary maker, author and actor Ross Kemp will reveal the truth about how the extreme world works live on stage, delivering remarkable insights into the 73 documentaries that he has made with his team across the world in the last 15 years.

Radiohead and Hans Zimmer announce unique collaboration to introduce the world to Blue Planet II

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Radiohead, one of the world’s most acclaimed rock bands, and Hans Zimmer, one of the planet’s most successful movie and TV composers, are joining forces to produce an exclusive track for the forthcoming BBC natural history landmark Blue Planet II.


Tuesday, 5 September 2017

The BBC has today launched its 100 Women season for 2017, with a unique celebration of female talent. Now in its fifth year, the season is again leading the charge by challenging women across the world to solve four global problems. 

August 2017

Diana and I to Premiere on UKTV Australia

Monday, 28 August 2017

Diana and I, a new single drama about the extraordinary impact Princess Diana's death had on people’s lives, will premiere on UKTV Australia on Saturday, 9th September at 6:30pm.

Some Like It Hot takes first place in BBC Culture’s Top 100 Comedies poll

Thursday, 24 August 2017

BBC Culture reveals the 100 greatest comedies ever made following an extensive poll of more than 250 film critics in over 50 countries.

July 2017

Tribal Bootcamp begins August 16 on BBC Knowledge

Friday, 21 July 2017

Are you fitter than a Maasai Warrior?
Comedian Joel Dommett is about to find out.
Tribal Bootcamp starts Wednesday, August 16 at 8.30pm on BBC Knowledge

ANZ contributes increased profit to BBC

Thursday, 20 July 2017

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) reported a 9.9% increase in headline profit this year despite challenging market conditions, according to BBC Worldwide’s Annual Review for 2016/17.

Jane Campion's Top of the Lake: China Girl Australian Airdate Announced

Tuesday, 18 July 2017

BBC First and Foxtel today announced the airdate of their local co-production Top of the Lake: China Girl.

June 2017

Striking BBC Earth imagery to feature on stamps and calendar

Tuesday, 27 June 2017

To mark a momentous year for BBC Earth which has seen worldwide acclaim for Planet Earth II, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) is pleased to announce two new licensing deals with Australia Post and Browntrout Publishers.

BBC Study Reveals the Value of Trust for Brands in the Fake News Era

Thursday, 8 June 2017

BBC World News and have published a study of APAC news consumers* on the value of trusted news sources in the fake news era.

May 2017

Dr. Michael Mosley Live on Stage

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

Live Nation and BBC Worldwide and are proud to announce the first live tour to Australia for award-winning UK TV science presenter and New York Times bestselling author,Dr. Michael Mosley. 

Victoria Returns to BBC First

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

BBC First has announced that the hugely popular Victoria will return to the channel with the highly anticipated second series set to premiere on BBC First later this year.

First Look Trailer Top of the Lake: China Girl

Friday, 12 May 2017

BBC First and Foxtel released the trailer for See-Saw Films’ next instalment of the Emmy and Golden Globe nominated Top of the Lake, ahead of its premiere at Cannes Film Festival in late May. Top of the Lake: China Girl will air on BBC First later in 2017.

BBC Worldwide and Skype to launch first ever Doctor Who Bot

Thursday, 4 May 2017

BBC Worldwide and Skype have announced the launch of the first ever Doctor Who Bot, a partnership with Skype.

April 2017


Thursday, 6 April 2017

Tom Hardy’s much anticipated Taboo will premiere  on BBC First on July 17.  The episode will be simulcast on Foxtel’s showcase immediately following the primetime premiere of Season 7 of Game of Thrones.

Go Jetters Rockets into Retail

Tuesday, 4 April 2017

Global pre-school hit Go Jetters is rocketing into Australian stores with a new range of products, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has announced.

March 2017

SS-GB Premieres on BBC First, May 7

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

History is turned on its head in the gripping and intelligent SS-GB, starring Sam Riley and Kate Bosworth, premiering on BBC First from Sunday, May 7 at 8.30pm.


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Sharmill Films have once again teamed up to bring fans a special event screening of the first episode of  Doctor Who: Series 10  for two days only, starting  Easter Sunday. Doctor Who: The Pilot, sees Peter Capaldi embark on his thrilling final chapter as the Twelfth Doctor as well as the introduction of brand new companion Pearl Mackie as Bill Potts and the return of Matt Lucas as Nardole. Event features special bonus content.

Watching nature programmes makes you happier

Thursday, 9 March 2017

New BBC research reveals that audience mood significantly boosted by viewing Planet Earth 2.

February 2017

BBC Worldwide renews its carriage deal with Sky in New Zealand

Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Sky customers will continue to enjoy BBC Worldwide's premium British channels, as carriage deal is extended.

January 2017

Step into Awards Season with UKTV

Monday, 16 January 2017

UKTV is celebrating the glitz and glamour of awards season, with the EE British Academy Film Awards 2017, premiering on UKTV express from the UK on Tuesday, 14th February at 8.30pm, and the BRIT Awards 2017, express from the UK on Thursday, February 23 at 8.30pm.

December 2016

Download appoints new Australia Editor, Jay Savage

Tuesday, 13 December 2016

Jay Savage has been appointed Australia Editor,, overseeing all Australian content on the BBC News website and its related services and responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the dedicated Australian news service on

November 2016

BBC launches daily vertical video news product

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

The BBC has launched a new vertical video experience in its award-winning and internationally renowned News app.

Let it Shine - Brand New Entertainment Show Coming to UKTV

Tuesday, 29 November 2016

BBC One’s brand new Saturday night entertainment show Let it Shine, in conjunction with Gary Barlow and presented by Graham Norton and Mel Giedroyc, is the latest new show to come to UKTV’s line-up following its recent channel refresh.


Tuesday, 22 November 2016

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) and Sharmill Films today announced a Boxing Day screening of this year’s Doctor Who Christmas special, The Return of Doctor Mysterio, which sees the Doctor teaming up with a comic-book superhero in New York.  The cinema event will include the full 60-minute special plus two  bonus features.

BBC Worldwide ANZ Sells Filthy Rich and Homeless Format to SBS

Wednesday, 16 November 2016

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has secured a commission with SBS for a local version of Love Production’s Filthy Rich and Homeless, to transmit in their new 2017 season.

Planet Earth II to premiere on Nine

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

BBC Worldwide ANZ sells the hugely popular Planet Earth II to Nine

BBC 100 Women season returns for 2016

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

The BBC has announced the return of its award-winning annual 100 Women season this November, based around a list of 100 inspirational global women and their extraordinary lives, achievements and experiences. Launched in 2013, 100 Women seeks to better represent women in the BBC's international news output.

BBC Home VR Spacewalk Experience to have its Australian Premiere at the World-Changing Ideas Summit Sydney

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

Attendees at the World-Changing Ideas Summit, presented by BBC Future in association with NAB and IBM, will be the first in Australia to experience BBC Home - an immersive Virtual Reality spacewalk that will have users stepping into the suit of an astronaut to take part in a mission on the International Space Station.

October 2016

BBC Advertising reveals the truth about ‘millennials’ and why brands need to rethink their approach to this much-coveted generation

Friday, 28 October 2016

BBC Advertising today published an in-depth report into ‘millennials’, focused on dispelling the misconceptions surrounding this highly sought after generation and making it easier for advertisers to target the most attractive and commercially receptive segment within that group.

Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series gets theatrical release

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

BBC Worldwide ANZ and Sharmill Films announces a limited-run theatrical screening of Doctor Who: The Power of the Daleks animated series from 12 November.

Louis Theroux’s provocative My Scientology Movie to premiere on BBC Knowledge

Tuesday, 25 October 2016

Hot off its recent cinema release, Louis Theroux: My Scientology Movie will be heading to Australian TV screens next month when it premieres on BBC Knowledge.

‘U.S 2016: Election Night in America’ special coverage across the BBC globally on 24/7 TV, radio, online and social media

Monday, 24 October 2016

BBC News in the U.S has announced special coverage of U.S election night on 8 November for international audiences as America decides on its new President.

BBC Brings the Best Bundles for Christmas

Monday, 24 October 2016

From the ultimate ‘Bake Off’ companion and Hey Duggee plush to Doctor Who’s latest Sonic Screwdriver and Joe & Caspar’s new DVD, BBC Worldwide has something for every TV fan to enjoy this Christmas.

UKTV Gets a New Look

Thursday, 6 October 2016

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) today announced a channel refresh for UKTV and new content across its channel portfolio (BBC First, UKTV, BBC Knowledge, CBeebies), as the company ensures it has the strong brands necessary to inform audience choice in an ever more competitive environment.

September 2016

Self-experimenter Dr Michael Mosley returns to Sydney for World Changing Ideas Summit

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

BBC TV presenter Dr Michael Mosley will be returning to Sydney in November to speak at the World-Changing Ideas Summit Sydney, presented by BBC Future. 

Website BBC Future publishes an intimate portrait of the East Anglian emergency air ambulance team where the Duke of Cambridge is a pilot

Tuesday, 20 September 2016

BBC Future, which covers in-depth science, technology and health stories on, today published an intimate portrait of the lives and work of the East Anglian Air Ambulance (EAAA) crew, including the Duke of Cambridge – known as Pilot William Wales to colleagues – offering audiences a never-before-seen insight into this unique and often life-saving service and the future King’s role in delivering emergency care.


August 2016

BBC Worldwide ANZ appoints Dustin Lockett as new Commercial Director

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Red Live exec to join BBC Worldwide ANZ as its Commercial Director.

The King of British Comedy, Michael McIntyre is Coming to UKTV Promising Viewers Big Laughs, Big Stars and Big Surprises.

Thursday, 18 August 2016

Michael McIntyre’s Big Show is light entertainment that will make you laugh so hard it will make your face hurt.  Premiering every Sunday on UKTV from 9.30pm, Michael McIntyre will take centre stage hosting a sparkling, contemporary show with performances and games as well as sharing his own rather unique take on life and everyday events.

Hywel Griffith announced as the BBC’s new Australia and New Zealand correspondent

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

BBC News has appointed Hywel Griffith as the new Australia and New Zealand correspondent, commencing in September 2016. Hywel will be relocating to Sydney, Australia from Wales, where he is currently the BBC’s Wales correspondent.

Astronauts coming to Sydney for BBC's world-changing ideas summit

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

Chief Scientist Alan Finkel also joins some of the world’s most fascinating thinkers and BBC voices.

Hey Duggee Attracts New Licensing Partners for BBC Worldwide ANZ

Tuesday, 2 August 2016

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has announced a slate of new licensing partners for its successful pre-school brand Hey Duggee in Australia.

July 2016

For the love of science: Award-winning BBC Presenter, Dr Michael Mosley to speak at ASTRA conference

Friday, 29 July 2016

Award-winning BBC presenter and New York Times bestselling author, Dr Michael Mosley has been confirmed as a speaker at the 2016 Australian Subscription Television and Radio Association (ASTRA) Conference to be held on Tuesday, 6 September at The Star Event Centre.

Sherlock Collectible Coin Set Released by New Zealand Mint

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

A limited edition Sherlock collectible coin set is being released by New Zealand Mint, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has announced.

New Sherlock to Premiere on Stan

Monday, 25 July 2016

Stan and BBC Worldwide ANZ today announced an exclusive licensing agreement that will see Sherlock season four, and any future seasons and specials of the global TV sensation, premiere exclusively on the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service, at the same time as the worldwide premiere.

BBC Worldwide ANZ Announces New Senior Sales Roles

Thursday, 14 July 2016

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has announced two new roles within its Sales team, as it merges TV, digital and format sales under Director of Content Sales, Irene Read.

BBC Worldwide ANZ reports continued growth in 2015/16

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

BBC Worldwide ANZ has announced another year of strong growth in 2015/16, with a 5.3% increase in headline sales in local currency.

BBC Worldwide delivers returns to the BBC above £200m for second consecutive year

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

The global annual results for BBC Worldwide 2015/16

June 2016


Thursday, 9 June 2016

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand today announced the World-Changing Ideas Summit Sydney - a world-class event dedicated to exploring cutting-edge innovations and issues in science, technology and health.

May 2016

Toby Jones joins Benedict Cumberbatch and Martin Freeman in the fourth series of Sherlock

Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Toby Jones (The Secret Agent, Marvellous, The Girl) is confirmed to star in the next series of the multi award-winning hit Sherlock, produced by Hartswood Films for BBC One.

March 2016

BBC First and Foxtel Announce return of Award Winning Top Of The Lake from Oscar Winner Jane Campion, BBC and See-Saw Films

Tuesday, 22 March 2016

BBC First and Foxtel have announced they are co-producing a second series of the award-winning Top of the Lake with BBC Two, See-Saw Films and SundanceTV. Elisabeth Moss (Truth, Mad Men) is reprising her Golden Globe® winning role in the second season of the Emmy® and Golden Globe® nominated mini-series and will be joined by Gwendoline Christie (Game of Thrones, Star Wars: The Force Awakens).

LEGO® TARDIS to materialise at Sydney Royal Easter Show

Monday, 14 March 2016

A full-size LEGO® replica of the iconic TARDIS from the world’s longest running sci-fi TV series, Doctor Who, will materialise at The Sydney Royal Easter Show, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has announced.

BBC Worldwide ANZ Secures Second Commission for Tuesday's Child's You're Back in the Room

Wednesday, 2 March 2016

BBC Worldwide ANZ has secured a commission with TVNZ for a local version of You’re Back in the Room, the hit UK format from production company Tuesday’s Child.

February 2016

Top Gear Unveils Its Magnificent Seven

Thursday, 11 February 2016

Chris Evans recruits a car-studded line-up for punchy reboot of world's biggest motoring entertainment show.


Wednesday, 10 February 2016

While Melbourne eagerly awaits the inaugural BBC Proms Australia, organisers have today announced the inclusion of Sir David Attenborough as the filmed narrator of the Life Story Prom.

Evans reveals new Top Gear Friend

Thursday, 4 February 2016

Iconic American actor Matt LeBlanc has today been revealed as one of the new presenters of the upcoming and eagerly awaited return of Top Gear - the planet's biggest motoring entertainment show.

Could This Year's BAFTAs Indicate Leonardo Dicaprio's Fate At The Academy Awards?

Monday, 1 February 2016

The Awards season is now in full swing, and next up are the 69th British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) premiering on UKTV express from the UK on Monday February 15. Red carpet coverage will start from 8.30pm and ceremony coverage from 9.00pm.

January 2016

BBC World News Announces Full Encryption Across APAC

Monday, 25 January 2016

The BBC today announced the encryption of the SD feed of its award-winning 24 hour international news channel, BBC World News, across the APAC region.


Friday, 22 January 2016

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

UKTV Announces Air Date For David Beckham: For The Love Of The Game

Tuesday, 5 January 2016

The highly anticipated 90 minute TV special David Beckham: For The Love Of The Game will premiere on UKTV on Sunday January 24th at 6.30pm.

December 2015

David Beckham Sets Himself The Ultimate Seven-Continent Football Challenge In A 90 Minute Special Coming to UKTV in January 2016

Wednesday, 16 December 2015

This one-off 90 minute TV special, David Beckham: For the Love of the Game follows the footballing legend as he sets himself the challenge of a lifetime: to play football on all seven continents of the world - including the first ever game played in Antarctica.

Stellar Line-Up on BBC First in 2016 Headed by Epic Adaptation of War and Peace

Tuesday, 15 December 2015

Paul Dano, Lily James, Idris Elba, Tom Hiddlestone, Elizabeth Debicki, Hugh Laurie, Rowan Atkinson, Cillian Murphy, Tom Hardy and Sean Bean are just some of the big names who will be heading up an impressive list of premiere drama content from the UK on BBC First, headed by an epic adaptation of War and Peace.

Australian blogger Geneva Vanderzeil features in Cathay Pacific and BBC partnered content campaign dedicated to #lifewelltravelled

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Cathay Pacific and the BBC have come together to produce a new partnered content campaign dedicated to a #lifewelltravelled, featuring socially focused content published across Travel, Culture and Capital platforms.

The Moaning of Life Series 2 comes to BBC Knowledge

Tuesday, 1 December 2015

Karl Pilkington continues his hilarious global journey of self-discovery

November 2015

Wil Anderson to host Sherlock event in Melbourne

Wednesday, 18 November 2015

Award-winning stand-up comedian and broadcaster Wil Anderson will host an exclusive Sherlock event, From Script to Screen, in Melbourne on Monday, 23rd November.

Shaun Davies Appointed Australia Editor,

Wednesday, 11 November 2015

Shaun Davies has been appointed Australia Editor,, in charge of all Australian content on the BBC News website and its related services and responsible for shaping the editorial direction of the dedicated Australian news service on

The inaugural BBC Proms Australia to be held in Melbourne in 2016

Friday, 6 November 2015

BBC Proms, the world’s largest classical music festival, is coming to Melbourne in 2016 for a limited debut season. Held over four days from April 13-16, 2016 at Hamer Hall, Arts Centre Melbourne, BBC Proms Australia will bring the magic of the Proms to Australian audiences, providing a taster of this iconic festival.

Doctor Who Pop Up Shop returns to Sydney

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

The Doctor Who pop up shop will materialise again in Sydney, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has announced.

Dropbox signs on as Official Sponsor for the Doctor Who Festival Australia

Wednesday, 4 November 2015

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) is delighted to announce that Dropbox has signed on as official sponsor for the Doctor Who Festival Australia.

October 2015

BBC Worldwide and FremantleMedia bring You're Back In The Room to Australia

Thursday, 29 October 2015

Announced at Nine's Upfronts, You're Back In The Room is the fourth commission to be produced as part of the multi-year deal between BBC Worldwide and FMA.

Stephen Fry in Central America on BBC Knowledge

Thursday, 29 October 2015

November on BBC Knowledge sees the Australian premiere of Stephen Fry in Central America, the latest travel offering from the much-loved actor, author and television presenter, soon to be touring Australia for a series of live stage shows.

BBC 100 Women season returns for 2015

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

The BBC’s 100 Women season will return this year, shining a light on women’s lives around the world. Launched in 2013, 100 Women kick-started the BBC’s pledge to better represent women in its international news output. Now in its third year, the 2015 season will encompass a fortnight of debates, programmes, special reports and journalism, and reveal this year’s list of 100 inspirational women.

Live Joe and Caspar Q&A Sells Out in 20 Minutes

Thursday, 15 October 2015

Since tickets went on sale for JOE AND CASPAR HIT THE ROAD at 12 noon today (October 15), tickets have sold out. The first two fan Q&As at Melbourne’s Comedy Theatre and Sydney’s Big Top, Luna Park sold out within the first 20 minutes and with so much interest from Australian fans, a third fan Q&A event was released on Ticketmaster at 12.35pm today. This additional Melbourne event has sold out.

World Famous YouTubers Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee Visit Australia

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) and Live Nation are excited to announce world famous digital talent Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee will be coming to Melbourne and Sydney this November. Between them they have more than 10 million YouTube subscribers and more than a billion total video views. Their special Australian trip will be to promote Joe & Caspar Hit The Road, an exclusive feature-length film for BBC Worldwide created by the makers of Top Gear and shortly to be available on iTunes, Google Play and DVD.

Steve Backshall’s Deadly 60 Live - Coming to Australia in January 2016

Monday, 12 October 2015

Join Wildlife TV Presenter, adventurer, naturalist and writer Steve Backshall as he takes you on a wild journey!

BBC Earth puts nature on the stock exchange

Thursday, 8 October 2015

Every year bees contribute over £106.2 billion to the global economy and coral over £6.1 trillion. These figures were released today by BBC Earth in a pilot model for an Earth Index that demonstrates the financial contribution that nature makes to the world economy every year.

BBC Worldwide ANZ sells Natural History packages ahead of MipCom 2015

Wednesday, 7 October 2015

BBC Worldwide ANZ concludes sales of leading factual titles to Australian broadcasters, including The Hunt to Nine.

September 2015

Re-live The Most Memorable Moment In British TV Drama

Friday, 25 September 2015

Join UKTV for an indulgent night in to celebrate 20 years of the iconic TV series, Pride and Prejudice.


Thursday, 24 September 2015

Former companion Billie Piper*, Seventh Doctor Sylvester McCoy and Strax actor Dan Starkey, will join current Doctor Peter Capaldi, writer and executive producer Steven Moffat and writer Mark Gatiss at the Doctor Who Festival in Sydney on the 21st and 22nd November.

BBC First Celebrates Sponsorship of BBC First British Film Festival with an on-screen movie season

Friday, 18 September 2015

BBC First is celebrating its sponsorship of the BBC First British Film Festival with an on-screen season of TV movies, which will run on the channel for six weeks from October 7.

Our War and The Royal Marines this October on BBC Knowledge

Thursday, 17 September 2015

BBC Knowledge takes a closer look at the British armed forces in October, with the final season of the double BAFTA-winning Our War and The Royal Marines each Wednesday night at 8.30pm.

BBC Worldwide sells Mastermind format to TVNZ

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has licensed the Mastermind format to TVNZ, it has been announced.

Lottie Wilson appointed Acquisitions Manager for BBC Worldwide ANZ

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Lottie Wilson has been promoted to Acquisitions Manager for BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ).

BBC Worldwide announces official Sherlock event in Melbourne

Friday, 4 September 2015

Sherlock: From Script to Screen, the first ever official Sherlock event in Australia, will take place at the Regent Theatre in Melbourne on Monday, 23rd November.

BBC Worldwide Awards Media Account to Vizeum Australia Pty Ltd

Friday, 4 September 2015

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) has appointed Vizeum Australia Pty Ltd to provide media strategy, planning and buying across the region.

BBC First Sponsors BBC First British Film Festival

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

Premium British drama channel BBC First has signed up as naming sponsor of the BBC First British Film Festival 2015.

BBC Worldwide partner with world famous digital talent Caspar Lee and Joe Sugg

Wednesday, 2 September 2015

BBC Worldwide has struck a deal with online talent Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee for an exclusive long form project, Joe & Caspar Hit The Road.

August 2015

BBC Worldwide ANZ signs Jasnor for Sooty

Thursday, 27 August 2015

Jasnor has been named as the distributor of Sooty puppets and plush toys in Australia and New Zealand, BBC Worldwide has announced.

Andrew Davies' Epic Adaptation of War and Peace Comes to BBC First

Thursday, 13 August 2015

Andrew Davies’ landmark adaptation of Tolstoy’s War and Peace, starring Lily James (Cinderella, Downtown Abbey) Paul Dano (Love and Mercy) and James Norton (Happy Valley) will screen on BBC First in 2016.

Jamie Chambers to lead BBC Advertising, ANZ

Thursday, 13 August 2015

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

Peugeot signs on with BBC Knowledge and BBC UKTV in Australia

Monday, 3 August 2015

Peugeot has signed on as a partner for BBC Knowledge and BBC UKTV in Australia, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has announced.

July 2015


Monday, 27 July 2015

BBC Worldwide ANZ is pleased to announce that Peter Capaldi in Conversation, a special Doctor Who event, will be held at The Civic, Auckland for one night only on Tuesday November 24.


Wednesday, 22 July 2015

Famed writer and actor Mark Gatiss and one of the special effects teams who work on the iconic series, will join current Doctor Peter Capaldi and writer and executive producer Steven Moffat at the Doctor Who Festival in Sydney on the 21st & 22nd November.

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

Tuesday, 14 July 2015

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 1.5million downloads, has been completely redesigned.

Sherlock to return exclusively on Stan

Friday, 10 July 2015

The next installment of global TV sensation Sherlock will premiere exclusively on the subscription video-on-demand service Stan.


Friday, 3 July 2015

Tim Christlieb has been appointed as the new Director of Channels for BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ), Managing Director Jon Penn announced today.

June 2015

Kids Get The Chance to See Themselves on Screen as Charlie and Lola Celebrate 10 Years on TV

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

One of the most iconic, fun-loving, brother and sister duos of the 21st century, Charlie and Lola, is celebrating a decade of award-winning television this August in Australia with a special seven-hour TV marathon — Charlie & Lola’s Best, Most Exciting 10th Birthday Marathon airing on CBeebies from 9am-4pm on August 15.

BBC Worldwide announces First Official Australian Doctor Who Festival

Friday, 26 June 2015

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand is delighted to announce the first ever official Doctor Who Festival in Australia, which will take place in Sydney at the Royal Hall of Industries & the Hordern Pavilion on Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd November 2015.

BBC Worldwide unveils BBC StoryWorks, a new content marketing team

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

BBC StoryWorks will sit within BBC Advertising and Jelena Li will be the Content Solutions Manager ANZ

BRAND NEW LOUIS THEROUX: Wednesdays at 8.30pm from July 15 on BBC Knowledge

Tuesday, 23 June 2015

Everyone’s favourite investigative journalist, Louis Theroux, is back with two brand new programs, By Reason of Insanity & Transgender Children, premiering July 15 and July 29 at 8.30pm on BBC Knowledge.

BBC Global News Ltd to Be Everywhere: New trade initiative uses virtual reality to showcase digital offer

Friday, 19 June 2015

Using the latest in virtual reality technology, BBC Global News Ltd is launching a dramatic new interactive trade campaign to showcase how it delivers personal, portable and on-demand news for the digital age.


Thursday, 18 June 2015

Former Prime Minister Julia Gillard will appear today on HARDtalk, in a revealing interview with presenter Stephen Sackur.

Extended episode to wrap up Series 22 to air in Australia June 29 at the same time as the UK

Wednesday, 17 June 2015

BBC Knowledge will air the two never-before-seen films that were shot for series 22 in Australia at the same time as the UK. The extended 75 minute episode, which also features studio links from Richard and James, will premiere on Monday 29th June (time tbc) with an encore broadcast at 7.30pm (AEST).


Tuesday, 9 June 2015

BBC World News today announced the findings of a new global survey* into changing attitudes towards international affairs. The study showed that an average 69% of people are more concerned about world events now than they have ever been before.


Friday, 5 June 2015

As the FIFA Women’s World Cup kicks off in Canada this weekend, BBC World News TV and are gearing up to bring audiences a truly global perspective on a season of sport. From football to Formula One, rugby to basketball and tennis to golf, the BBC’s international news services will be on hand to bring global audiences the action, expertise and analysis as well as capturing the passion of fans.

Bringing The Best of British to the World

Thursday, 4 June 2015

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

May 2015

BBC Worldwide signs Jasnor as Hey Duggee partner for Australia and New Zealand

Friday, 29 May 2015

Jasnor will be the master toy licensee for Hey Duggee in Australia and New Zealand, with the series broadcasting on CBeebies and ABC Kids .

April 2015

BBC First Announces Air Date for Banished

Thursday, 30 April 2015

BBC First’s first local commission, Banished, will air on the channel from Thursday June 25th at 8.30pm, The epic seven-part series from award-winning writer/creator Jimmy McGovern (story producer Redfern Now) was co-commissioned with BBC Two and recently screened in the UK, becoming the fifth highest rating drama series to be shown on BBC Two in the last decade, with a series average of 3.2 million viewers.


Thursday, 30 April 2015

The soothing sounds of Sir David Attenborough will be heard throughout the Argyle Cut in The Rocks, with the world-famous natural history filmmaker to narrate the BBC Earth’s Life Story installation, created by Spinifex, at this year’s Vivid Sydney from 22 May to 8 June, the world’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

British Airways on board with BBC First

Thursday, 23 April 2015

British Airways has signed on as a partner for premium drama channel BBC First.


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

What’s behind the label? Discover the secrets behind the big brands in The Secrets of Branding beginning Saturday May 9 at 8.30pm on BBC Knowledge.


Monday, 13 April 2015

As the United Kingdom prepares to elect a new government, the BBC’s international news services will offer a one-stop-shop for audiences around the globe. Whether they are listening to the World Service, watching BBC World News or exploring the online offer at, audiences will receive the latest updates and analysis as the campaign gains momentum and moves towards the all-important polling day and count on May 7th.


Wednesday, 8 April 2015

According to a recent international survey commissioned by BBC Worldwide*, British humour is the number one reason why Australian audiences tune into British television.

BBC Worldwide and BabyLove launch Charlie and Lola range

Tuesday, 7 April 2015

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) has partnered with BabyLove to launch a range of Charlie and Lola branded training pants.

New format deal for The Great Bake Off in Australia

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

Third comission to be produced by FMA as port of the formats partnership deal and 18th international commission.

The Great Australian Bake Off commissioned for LifeStyle FOOD

Wednesday, 1 April 2015

BBC Worldwide format to be produced by FMA for Foxtel channel, with new judges Matt Moran and Maggie Beer

March 2015

Dancing With The Stars To Shine On TV3

Tuesday, 31 March 2015

BBC Worldwide's Dancing With The Stars to return to New Zealand

BBC World News announces new international business programme Business Live to launch 30th March 2015

Friday, 27 March 2015

BBC World News today announced a brand new programme - Business Live. The international business programme will air on the global news channel weekdays at 6.30pm (AEDT) from Monday 30th March, changing to 5.30pm (AEST) from Monday 6th April, and will be hosted by Sally Bundock and Ben Thompson.

Foxtel Arts Acquires Content from BBC Worldwide ANZ

Tuesday, 24 March 2015

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has licensed over 200 hours of music and arts programming to Foxtel’s new Arts channel, which launches Saturday March 28 at 10am.

Audi and MLC renew partnerships with BBC First

Monday, 23 March 2015

Audi and MLC have renewed their partnerships with premium drama channel BBC First, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has announced.

Bunker Down This Easter Long Weekend With The Annual, Four-Day Whodunnit Weekend on UKTV

Thursday, 19 March 2015

Over four days from April 3-6, murder-mystery fans can solve crimes from their living room with the annual Whodunnit Weekend on UKTV — a specially curated weekend of programming dedicated to the all-time great British detective series and classic crime dramas.


Wednesday, 18 March 2015

BBC Earth’s epic production Life Story will be bought to life in a special light installation, created by Spinifex, at this year’s Vivid Sydney (22nd May – 8th June) at the Argyle Cut in The Rocks. Vivid Sydney is the Southern Hemisphere’s largest festival of light, music and ideas.

#TheGame — an explosive depiction of the cold war premiering on @BBCFirstAus March 23 @Foxtel

Friday, 6 March 2015

The Game, a six-part, edge-of-your-seat thrill ride premieres on BBC First at 8.30pm from March 23

Why innovation is essential to grow your brand

Wednesday, 4 March 2015

Speech delivered by Jon Penn, MD of BBC Worldwide, at the Australian Broadcasting and Digital Media Summit

February 2015


Tuesday, 24 February 2015

Watch Aussie pop rock sensation 5 Seconds of Summer and female solo artist Sia compete for the BRIT Award for best International Group and Best International Female Solo Artist (respectively) at this year’s BRIT Awards premiering Thursday 26th February at 12pm on UKTV with an encore screening at 8.30pm.


Friday, 20 February 2015

30 years to the day EastEnders was first broadcast, one of EastEnders true icons, Kathy Beale returned to the show in a LIVE scene in last night’s episode in the UK, which will air in Australia on the 4th March on UKTV at 6.15pm.

BBC Worldwide sells successful Coast format to TVNZ

Thursday, 19 February 2015

A New Zealand version of the hit BBC factual series, Coast, goes into production this week for TV ONE


Tuesday, 17 February 2015

This Saturday evening, BBC World News will air Dying for a Better Life, a BBC Persian Television documentary on asylum seekers. For this documentary reporter Fariba Sahraei travels to PNG to investigate conditions inside the Manus Island Detention Centre and look at the human cost of Australia’s controversial re-settlement policy.


Monday, 9 February 2015

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.

#WhoKilledLucy? Discover the truth in an explosive week to mark #EastEnders 30th Anniversary. March 2 @UKTVAustralia

Thursday, 5 February 2015

Australian audiences will be able to celebrate an explosive four nights of television with the EastEnders 30th Anniversary premiering on UKTV from March 2 until March 5 at 6.15pm with a special flashback episode on March 4 at 7.25pm.


Monday, 2 February 2015

The latest episode of Top Gear sees the three presenters tackling the Northern Territory in luxury GT cars, testing their limits in the harsh Australian outback. The episode simulcast on BBC Knowledge this morning, with an encore broadcast tonight at 7.30pm (AEDT).

January 2015

Don't miss Aussie favourite @MargotRobbie in her BAFTAs nomination glory. Express to @UKTVaustralia this February 9. @BAFTA

Thursday, 29 January 2015

Australian audiences won’t miss a moment of the action this February 9 when the 2015 EE British Academy Film Awards (BAFTAs) premiere within minutes of the UK broadcast at 7.30am on UKTV with an encore at 8.30pm.

Top Gear races to new home on TV3 in New Zealand

Tuesday, 27 January 2015

MediaWorks and BBC Worldwide ANZ have announced that they have signed a long-term commitment to broadcast Top Gear on TV3 in New Zealand.

Big news...BBC First will premiere literary epic Wolf Hall starring Damian Lewis! @Foxtel @BBCFirstAus

Thursday, 22 January 2015

The highly-anticipated, 6-part TV adaption of Hilary Mantel’s Booker Prize-winning novels Wolf Hall and its sequel Bring Up The Bodies will be premiering in Australia on BBC First in the first half of 2015.


Tuesday, 13 January 2015

A live TV debate from the Davos World Economic Forum will launch the BBC’s latest pan service global season ‘A Richer World’ it has been announced. BBC World News TV (WN) and BBC World Service (WS) will host three months of dedicated content across TV, radio and online examining whether better health, increased wealth and greater prosperity is leading to more equality across the globe or are the richer getting richer and the poor poorer?


Monday, 12 January 2015

For the first time, Australian viewers will be able to watch the new series of Top Gear on BBC Knowledge within minutes of it airing in the UK. The latest series of Top Gear, will premiere on the 26th January (time to be confirmed later this week) and features a segment filmed in the Northern Territory, airing in episode two, transmitting the 2nd February.

Eco Marathon for kids this Australia Day on #Cbeebies from 9am. @dirtgirlworld @CateMcquillen @Foxtel

Friday, 9 January 2015

Attention parents. This Australia Day your kids will be kept entertained for hours with EMMY Award-winning eco-hit dirtgirlworld, airing for the first time on Foxtel’s kids channel CBeebies in a special back-to-back marathon on January 26 from 9am to 4pm.


Friday, 9 January 2015

Ahead of the Series 22 transmission on BBC Knowledge Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May will preview the forthcoming new series of Top Gear in front of a live and online global audience of fans at a special event in London on Sunday January 18th (Monday January 19th in Australia).

December 2014

This is not your average driving's Top Gear Extreme Parking

Friday, 19 December 2014

BBC Worldwide invites you to take on the challenge of the official, world famous Top Gear Test Track for the first time on smartphones and tablets.

BBC Blockbusters Hit BBCFirst

Tuesday, 16 December 2014

New series and Christmas specials of Call the Midwife, The Musketeers, Death in Paradise and Miranda will begin hitting screens over the Christmas and New Year period, with the first three titles being shown express from the UK

Super Sunday at the Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop

Monday, 15 December 2014

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand is hosting a ‘Super Sunday’ at the Doctor Who pop-up shop in Melbourne on Sunday, 21st December, offering big discounts on a range of products just in time for last minute Christmas shopping.

Makaziwe Mandela talks to BBC World News about her father's last days

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

BBC World News presenter Komla Dumor has recorded an interview with Makaziwe Mandela - eldest daughter of Nelson Mandela from his first marriage to Evelyn.

#TopGear records its fastest lap time to Australia Ever! @BBCKnowledgeAU

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

For the first time ever in Australia, Top Gear will be simulcast within minutes of the UK broadcast. The hotly anticipated two-part Top Gear Patagonia Special will premiere on BBC Knowledge in Australia on Sunday, December 28 at 7.30am with an evening broadcast at 7.30pm. Part two will air Monday, December 29 at 7.00am with an evening broadcast at 7.30pm.

BBC Worldwide & FremantleMedia Australia cook up new Rachel Khoo series

Monday, 8 December 2014

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has announced the first original format deal to come out of its partnership with FremantleMedia Australia (FMA), Rachel Khoo’s Kitchen Notebook Melbourne, which is being produced for SBS.

Fetch TV unveils new and improved Entertainment Pack

Monday, 8 December 2014

Fetch TV unveils new and improved Entertainment Pack, which includes BBC Worldwide ANZ channels.

Aussie parents get excited! @Sarah_and_Duck get their first app!

Friday, 5 December 2014

BBC Worldwide and Scary Beasties are proud to announce the very first official pre-school app featuring CBeebies' favourites, Sarah & Duck. The rich and beautiful animations that won the TV show its recent BAFTA, allow children to immerse themselves in the amazing world of Sarah & Duck by playing engaging games and activities.

BBC Worldwide Appoints ad2one in New Zealand

Wednesday, 3 December 2014

BBC Worldwide has announced the appointment of ad2one as its digital sales house for New Zealand.

Stan secures the best of British TV with BBC Worldwide

Tuesday, 2 December 2014

Stan today announced an extensive content agreement that brings Australians a huge selection of the best BBC Worldwide programs on Stan’s video streaming service.

November 2014


Wednesday, 26 November 2014

Football Focus on BBC World News speaks exclusively to Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale, a year after his record-breaking move to Spain from UK club Tottenham Hotspur.

Doctor Who Pop-Up Shop Returns to Melbourne

Wednesday, 19 November 2014

Just in time for Christmas, the Doctor Who pop-up shop will materialise in Melbourne from November 20th at 9am, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has announced.

James Nesbitt visits Sydney to launch the Aus premiere of The Missing on @BBCFirstAus #TheMissingTV

Wednesday, 12 November 2014

On November 25, 10 lucky Sydney residents will have the chance to attend the Australian premiere screening and Q&A with critically acclaimed actor James Nesbitt when he visits Sydney for a three-day promotional trip to launch the gripping thriller, The Missing airing on BBC First from November 30.

October 2014

#TheFall S2 with Gillian Anderson & Jamie Dornan express to @BBCFirstAus from November 14. @GillianA @JamieDornan

Friday, 31 October 2014

From November 14, BBC First brings Australian audiences the highly-anticipated second series of The Fall, express from the UK. Broadcasting just an hour after UK transmission, at 10am each week with an encore at 8.30pm, this highly anticipated second series is the first ‘express’ title from BBC First.


Monday, 27 October 2014

Professor Brian Cox joins Eleventh Doctor Matt Smith to explore the universe of the world’s favourite Time Lord in the one off special The Science of Doctor Who, premiering on BBC Knowledge Thursday 6 November @9.30pm as part of Brian Cox week.


Tuesday, 14 October 2014

BBC World News presents Australia Direct, a special season of programming that gets under the skin of our vast and fascinating country, to air on the channel across the G20 Summit.

BBC World News commissions major new Cybercrime series

Monday, 13 October 2014

BBC World News has commissioned a major new six- part series, presented by technologist Ben Hammersley, exploring a global threat that could impact us all.

BBC Worldwide Signs With Sooty in Australia & New Zealand

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

BBC Worldwide has signed on to become the official licensing and merchandise agent for the Sooty brand in Australia and New Zealand.

February 2015 marks #EastEnders 30th anniversary! @UKTVAustralia #Albertsquare

Friday, 3 October 2014

In February 2015, EastEnders will be celebrating its 30th anniversary and to mark the special occasion it will be pushing the boundaries by going live. This special week, which will broadcast on UKTV in Australia approximately two weeks after transmission in the UK, will give a nod to the past and welcome the future. With storylines culminating, big momentous events happening, the EastEnders 30th anniversary will take its place in television history.

Download and BBC World News to expand Australian offering ahead of the G20 Summit

Thursday, 2 October 2014

BBC Global News Ltd is extending their local coverage in Australia by launching a dedicated Australian news service on from October 21 and producing a series of programs called Australia Direct to air on BBC World News throughout the period of the G20 Summit.

WOOF! Brand new energetic #children's series HEY DUGGEE launches on #CBeebies Australian channel

Thursday, 2 October 2014

WOOF! Australian kids are in for a feet-stamping treat this November with the launch of brand new energetic children’s series HEY DUGGEE airing on CBeebies Australia.

MLC Joins Top Brands Sponsoring BBC First

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

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

September 2014

Karl Howman Is Set To Join #EastEnders Later This Year via @UKTVaustralia

Monday, 29 September 2014

Karl Howman is set to join EastEnders later this year. Bosses are keeping tight lipped about who Karl is playing and what is in store for his character but they have teased that from the moment he arrives on screen, he is set to cause a stir for a few residents of Walford.

Epic Gangster Drama Peaky Blinders Returns To BBC First For A Second Series This October

Friday, 26 September 2014

Steven Knight’s acclaimed six-part gangster epic, Peaky Blinders returns to BBC First for a killer second series starting October 16 at 8.30pm, two weeks after the series airs in the UK.

Australian Actress Linda Marlowe To Appear In EastEnders

Thursday, 25 September 2014

Critically acclaimed Australian actress Linda Marlowe will be heading to Albert Square in a recurring guest role as Sylvie Carter later this year.


Tuesday, 23 September 2014

BBC Knowledge presents Louis Theroux: LA Stories premiering October 13-15 as part of Louis Theroux week, which will also see viewer favourites, Twilight of the Porn Stars, America’s Most Hated family and Miami Mega Jail air on the channel.

Maria Friedman To Appear In EastEnders

Friday, 19 September 2014

Star of the stage and three-time Olivier Award winner Maria Friedman will be starring in a guest role on EastEnders as Elaine Peacock, Linda Carter’s mother.

BBC Earth Lands on

Wednesday, 17 September 2014

BBC Earth's new digital home brings something amazing every day to global audiences


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

BBC News today announced that its content will be available on smartphone instant messaging platform LINE.

UKTV Acquires The New Series Of Hit Comedy Chat Show Alan Carr: Chatty Man

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

The new series of the critically acclaimed chat show Alan Carr: Chatty Man, currently filming in the UK, has been secured for UKTV and will premiere for the first time on the channel from October 14.

This Sunday Sing-along with Patriotic Brits in the Quintessentially British Last Night Of The Proms

Thursday, 11 September 2014

This Sunday on UKTV, Australian fans will have the chance to join patriotic Brits festooned in Union Jack hats, flags and paraphernalia and sing-along to what has been embraced globally as the world’s greatest classical musical festival - Last Night Of The Proms.

BBC World News and announce a month of China specials

Tuesday, 9 September 2014

BBC World News and have announced the launch of a month-long season of programmes focusing on China. Designed in China, will be shown on TV and online from 6th October to 2nd November 2014. It will explore how China is innovating across a range of sectors from medical research and science, through consumer technology to the creative world of film and art.

Official BBC Online Shop Launches in Australia and New Zealand

Friday, 5 September 2014

BBC Worldwide ANZ has launched an official online shop in Australia and New Zealand.

Sir David Attenborough: A Life on Earth - Premiering Wednesday 24th September @ 9.30pm on BBC Knowledge

Thursday, 4 September 2014

BBC Knowledge presents Sir David Attenborough: A Life on Earth, a special program offering an insight into the extraordinary life of the world’s best-known natural history film-maker.

Sherlock Corner Opens in Sydney

Wednesday, 3 September 2014

Sherlock merchandise is now available at the Doctor Who pop-up shop in Sydney, the first time that officially licensed products for the hit BBC show have been available in Australia.

August 2014

BBC First Launches Twitter Drama With Gracie Otto

Monday, 25 August 2014

New premium British drama channel BBC First today invites the public to pen their own Twitter drama alongside critically acclaimed writer and director, Gracie Otto.

BBC Worldwide Renews With SKY In New Zealand

Monday, 25 August 2014

BBC Worldwide ANZ has announced the renewal of its carriage deal with SKY, continuing channels which bring the best of British content to viewers in New Zealand.

Celebrate 120 Years Of Last Night Of The Proms Premiering September 14 on UKTV

Monday, 18 August 2014

The wait is over; Australian fans will be able to raise the roof and singalong to one of the most famous nights in the classical music calendar - the Last Night Of The Proms premiering on UKTV at 8.30pm on September 14, within 24 hours express from the UK.

Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman Receive Rapturous Reception in Sydney

Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Sydney, 13th August 2014: It was the day to remember as Peter Capaldi and Jenna Coleman wowed Doctor Who fans in Sydney while circumnavigating the globe for publicity appearances and events, launching episode one of the new series and introducing the new Doctor.

Doctor Who Pop Up Shop Opens Its Doors in Sydney on 7th August at 10am

Wednesday, 6 August 2014

It’s a new Doctor, a new shop and brand new merchandise. BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has announced that a Doctor Who pop-up shop will open its doors on August 7th at 10am at Shop 9.28A World Square Shopping Centre, 644 George St, Sydney.

BBC First Gets Off To A Flying Start

Monday, 4 August 2014

New premium drama channel BBC First got off to a great start with overnight figures* for launch day, Sunday 3 August.

July 2014

Locally Filmed Pre-School Series Lah-Lah's Adventures Starts September 1 on CBeebies

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Popular Australian children’s band Lah-Lah will be bringing music and fun to the small screen with locally filmed pre-school series Lah-Lah’s Adventures, co-produced by CBeebies and airing on the channel each weekday at 8am from September 1.

BBC Worldwide ANZ appoints new Head of Legal

Monday, 28 July 2014

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has announced its new Head of Legal, Emren Kara.

Audi Drives Launch of BBC First

Monday, 21 July 2014

Audi is to be the official launch partner for BBC First

BBC First Acquires New Series of Death in Paradise

Tuesday, 15 July 2014

The new series of the hit drama Death in Paradise, currently in production on the Caribbean island of Guadelope, has been secured for BBC First and will premiere on the channel next year. It will join other big returning show Call the Midwife, with series four already acquired for the channel for 2015.

Doctor Who Fan Event Sydney

Monday, 14 July 2014

Twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi and his onscreen companion Jenna Coleman (Clara Oswald) will be live on stage at the State Theatre, Sydney for a one-time-only fan event on Tuesday 12th August.

BBC World News announces new presenter for Global

Wednesday, 9 July 2014

BBC World News has today announced the new presenter for its flagship programme Global. Matthew Amroliwala joins the international news channel from the BBC’s UK service.

BBC First Acquires Gripping Thriller The Missing Starring James Nesbitt

Tuesday, 8 July 2014

New premium drama channel BBC First has announced the acquisition of major thriller series The Missing, starring James Nesbitt (The Hobbit trilogy, Jekyll) Frances O’Connor (Mr Selfridge, AI Artificial Intelligence) and Tcheky Karyo (Goldeneye, The Patriot).

Race The Stig in The Big Apple

Thursday, 3 July 2014

Get ready to take to the gridlocked streets of the Big Apple as Top Gear’s latest mobile app – Top Gear: Race The Stig – heads to New York City in the latest update of the popular endless racer.

June 2014

The Birds Are Back with a Brand New Series of Birds of a Feather, Premiering on UKTV from July 6

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Sixteen years after the show ended, Chigwell’s most famous daughters are back with the revival of 90s hit comedy series, Birds of a Feather premiering in Australia on UKTV from July 6.

BBC First Acquires Indian Summers starring Julie Walters

Monday, 23 June 2014

New premium drama channel BBC First has announced epic 10-part drama series Indian Summers starring Julie Walters (Harry Potter, Mamma Mia), as its latest acquisition.

BBC Worldwide appoints new Head of Research and Consumer Insights

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Joe Lynch appointed as Head of Research and Consumer Insights

All New Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, premieres this July on BBC Knowledge

Monday, 16 June 2014

Actor and wildlife enthusiast Dominic Monaghan (Lord of the Rings, Lost) returns to Australian screens this July, with all new episodes of his popular adventure series Wild Things with Dominic Monaghan, from Monday July 7 at 8.30pm on BBC Knowledge.

BBC First celebrates complexity of British drama with 'What's next? campaign

Friday, 6 June 2014

BBC First creative campaign launches - created by Droga5

BBC First - Highlights August

Sunday, 1 June 2014

May 2014

New evidence of civil unrest in Saudi Arabia

Friday, 30 May 2014

BBC documentary gains rare access to Saudi Arabia’s troubled Eastern Province and anti-government activists engaged in three years of protests.

BBC First To Launch on Foxtel on 3rd August

Monday, 26 May 2014

New acquisitions The Fall and The Honourable Woman announced

BBC is best for global breaking news

Thursday, 22 May 2014

Two studies have revealed that BBC World News is the leader in global breaking news, with stories from a wider spread of locations and journalists in more countries than other international news broadcasters.

Foxtel’s The History Channel acquires Factual and WW1 programming from BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

A recent deal has seen Foxtel’s The History channel acquire over 66 hours of factual content from BBC Worldwide ANZ.

New Leadership Roles at BBC Worldwide ANZ

Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Chief Operating Officer, Director of Advertising Sales & Brand Partnerships and Director of TV Sales announced

April 2014

Global figures and Twitter shares hit record high

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Record figures for month of March 2014

TVNZ acquire Comedy, Science, Factual & Entertainment programming from BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand

Thursday, 10 April 2014

TVNZ acquire Comedy, Science, Factual & Entertainment programming from BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand

An array of BBC Worldwide content for the ABC

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

BBC Worldwide ANZ has recently licensed the Australian Broadcasting Corporation a package of premiere factual and entertainment content for ABC1 and ABC2.

March 2014

The Best Of British Drama And Comedy In One Place For The First Time

Thursday, 27 March 2014

From August, BBC First on Foxtel will be the new home of premium British drama and comedy in Australia, showcasing the best award-winning, world-renowned programmes and talent in one place for the very first time.

A First look at BBC First

Wednesday, 26 March 2014

From August, BBC First on Foxtel will be the new home of premium British drama and comedy in Australia, showcasing the best award-winning, world-renowned programmes and talent in one place for the very first time.

Top Gear takes on Burma

Thursday, 13 March 2014

Top Gear Burma Special premieres this Sunday March 16 at 8:30pm on BBC Knowledge, first on Foxtel

BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand Announces Banished, First Local Production For BBC First

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Following the award-winning and critically acclaimed Top of the Lake, BBC Worldwide Australia and New Zealand has announced its next local commission, which will screen on BBC First on Foxtel in 2015.

BBC Worldwide announces Top Gear: Race The Stig

Thursday, 6 March 2014

Brand new free-to-play mobile game launches today

February 2014

Global survey reveals new insight into impact of mobile advertisig on affluent consumers

Monday, 24 February 2014

BBC World Newa and survey including Australian results.

Behind the Sport season on BBC Knowledge

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

This March, BBC Knowledge takes a look behind the sports we all know and love, with a collection of compelling one-off documentaries premiering for the first time on Australian television.

BBC Launches The Travel Show

Monday, 10 February 2014

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 from February 15 with a host of new faces.

January 2014

The Science of Doctor Who presented by RiAus and BBC Worldwide ANZ

Friday, 24 January 2014

For anyone who has ever wondered whether time travel to other dimensions is really possible, The Science of Doctor Who is a live stage event created by RiAus in collaboration with BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand. Touring nationally from April, the show explores the scientific mysteries highlighted in the iconic BBC TV series.

All New Top Gear! Coming to BBC Knowledge this February, first on Foxtel

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The boys are back with an all new season of Top Gear, jam-packed with all of the thrills and spills we have come to expect from the world’s favourite car show. Top Gear Series 21 will premiere Sunday February 9 at 8.30pm on BBC Knowledge.

UKTV Celebrates the British Awards Season with the BAFTAs and the BRITs

Monday, 20 January 2014

Two of the biggest awards nights, the EE British Academy Film Awards and the BRIT Awards are coming to UKTV this February, bringing Australian audiences all of the glitz and glamour from these live events, express from the UK.


Tuesday, 14 January 2014

New international BBC season asks what freedom looks like in 2014

Golden Globe Success for Elisabeth Moss in UKTV's Top Of The Lake

Monday, 13 January 2014

Elisabeth Moss has scooped the award for Best Actress in a Mini-Series or TV Movie for her portrayal of troubled detective Robin Griffin in Jane Campion’s Top of the Lake.


Sunday, 12 January 2014

For the first time, Australian viewers will be able to watch the new series of Top Gear on BBC Knowledge within minutes of it airing in the UK. The latest series of Top Gear, will premiere on the 26th January (time to be confirmed later this week) and features a segment filmed in the Northern Territory, airing in episode two, transmitting the 2nd February.

December 2013

Coast Australia finds a natural home on BBC Two

Tuesday, 17 December 2013

Following a successful launch on Foxtel's The History Channel, Coast Australia will broadcast on the UK's BBC Two, the channel that the programme originated on.

Strictly Come Dancing Premieres on UKTV in January 2014

Thursday, 12 December 2013

One of the biggest shows on British television - Strictly Come Dancing is premiering on UKTV on Wednesday, January 1 at 8:30pm, with series 11 bringing an all-star line-up of celebrities with more sparkle, sizzle and glitz than ever before.

Celebrate ‘A Mil For Brazil’ with BBC’s Brazilian Football Fiesta

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

Starting in June 2014, over 1 million Australians will choose for its world renowned football coverage* and to celebrate their ‘Mil for Brazil’ campaign, will be hosting a 5 A-Side Football Agency Cup competition on Thursday 30th January at Centennial Parklands, followed by a Brazilian fiesta.

Coronation Street and EastEnders Close the Gap with the UK

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

From May 1, UKTV will bring soap fans smash-hit dramas Coronation Street and EastEnders just one-and-a-half weeks after the British broadcast.

Dinosaurs! on BBC Knowledge in January

Wednesday, 11 December 2013

To coincide with the highly anticipated launch of Walking with Dinosaurs: The Movie in cinemas on January 1 2014, BBC Knowledge is dedicating the month of January to dinosaurs.

Top Gear Top Fails on BBC Knowledge

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Tune in for a celebration of the Top Gear team’s greatest failures in Top Gear Top Fails, Sunday December 29 at 6.30pm (AEDT) on BBC Knowledge, first on Foxtel.


Monday, 2 December 2013

Make this Christmas special with Doctor Who and treat yourself or a loved one to an array of exciting products ranging from stamps, clothing, coins, games and homeware, to the ultimate Doctor Who gift – the Sonic Screwdriver.

November 2013


Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Just in time for Christmas, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand are pleased to announce that a Doctor Who pop-up shop will open on Saturday 7 December at Westfield Penrith as part of their SUPER Saturday festivities.

Doctor Who receives Guinness World Record for biggest TV drama simulcast

Monday, 25 November 2013

BBC Worldwide has announced that the special 50th Anniversary episode of Doctor Who, the world’s longest running and most successful sci-fi series has received the Guinness World Record for the largest ever simulcast of a TV drama following a massive global campaign which saw the episode broadcast in 94 countries across 6 continents.


Monday, 18 November 2013

Following a global executive search, Natalie Edgar has been appointed Director of Television for BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand.


Friday, 8 November 2013

A Doctor Who pop-up shop will open its doors on Saturday 9th November at Shop 2, 177 Bridge Road, Richmond.

Doctor Who Official Virtual Sonic Screwdriver Materialises

Friday, 8 November 2013

Take a step closer to becoming a Time Lord and transform your phone into a sonic screwdriver with The Official Doctor Who Virtual Sonic Screwdriver App.

October 2013

BBC Worldwide And FremantleMedia Announce Australian Production Partnership

Monday, 28 October 2013

New deal for FMA to produce BBC Worldwide ANZ's general entertainment formats in Australia.

BBC Global News Signs First International News Organisation Partnership with Twitter Amplify

Thursday, 24 October 2013

BBC Global News has announced a new partnership with Twitter Amplify, the social broadcast network service’s innovative video promotion tool. This is the first Twitter Amplify partnership with a global news broadcaster.

BBC First

Friday, 18 October 2013

BBC Worldwide today revealed that its new premium drama and comedy channel, to be launched on Foxtel in August 2014, is to be called BBC First.

BBC Worldwide CEO, Tim Davie, shares future vision for BBC Worldwide

Friday, 18 October 2013

BBC Worldwide CEO, Tim Davie, today unveiled a new vision to build the BBC’s brands, audiences and commercial returns across the world.

Doctor Who Celebrates 50th Anniversary with 3D Cinema Screenings

Tuesday, 15 October 2013

Fans will be able to don their 3D glasses and take their enjoyment into another dimension as Doctor Who celebrates its 50th anniversary with special 3D screenings of The Day of the Doctor at 87 cinemas across Australia.


Monday, 14 October 2013

In a recently completed deal, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has licensed Network Ten a package of natural history content, featuring the stunning new three part series Hidden Kingdoms and brand new content from Sir David Attenborough.


Friday, 11 October 2013


Malala Yousafzai speaks exclusively to BBC World News’ Panorama in her first interview since she was attacked by the Taliban

Thursday, 10 October 2013

Programme to air Saturday 12th October and Sunday 13th October on BBC World News


Tuesday, 8 October 2013

A Doctor Who fan’s paradise will materialise in Brisbane this week, with BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand announcing that a Doctor Who pop-up shop will open its doors on Saturday 12 October at Shop 13A, 23 James Street, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane

Neil Oliver is Coming to Australia - Live on Stage

Thursday, 3 October 2013

Lateral Events and BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) are bringing Neil Oliver, historian, archaeologist and presenter of acclaimed BBC TV series such as Coast, Vikings and A History of Ancient Britain, to the Australian stage for a fascinating live show. Neil Oliver – History in the Making will coincide with the broadcast of Oliver’s new series Coast Australia on Foxtel in December.

September 2013

Michael Mosley fronts new season What’s Your Body Hiding?

Wednesday, 11 September 2013

A fascinating season of programmes on BBC Knowledge this October. Get to know your body inside out. Michael Mosley, popular BBC presenter and co-author of The Fast Diet to be the face of the season, travelling to Australia in September.

August 2013

Kate Harwood to be key speaker at SPAA conference 2013

Thursday, 29 August 2013

BBC Head of Drama Production England will be a keynote speaker at the SPAA conference 2013.

Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular to land in Wellington

Sunday, 25 August 2013

Wellington will be invaded by Daleks, Cybermen and a host of other Doctor Who monsters in February next year, as the BBC’s smash hit Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular takes the stage at the 2014 New Zealand Festival.

Enjoy The Last Night Of The Proms Live On UKTV

Monday, 19 August 2013

One of the world’s biggest musical celebrations – The Last Night of the Proms is coming to UKTV live in September, the channel that brings audiences the best of the big live events express from the UK.

CBeebies Hits The Big Screen With Hoyts Jnr

Thursday, 8 August 2013

In an exciting new venture, BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand has joined forces with Hoyts Jnr to give families a chance to see their favourite CBeebies friends and presenters on the big screen for the first time. CBeebies at the Cinema, with Charlie and Lola & Friends is a one hour cinema package featuring shows and presenters from the BBC pre-school channel CBeebies on Foxtel.

July 2013

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

Friday, 19 July 2013

BBC Advertising, part of BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has today announced the appointment of Alistair McEwan as Vice President, Advertising Sales, Australia & New Zealand (ANZ).

Unique Kiwi characters brought to the screen on BBC Knowledge

Monday, 1 July 2013

A dirt doctor, an aspiring funeral home director and a contender for the 2013 World Beard and Moustache Championships in Germany – these are just some of the unique Kiwi characters to be profiled in this year’s New Zealand Young Producer Shorts 2013.

June 2013

New Sonic Screwdrivers to preview at Comic-Con

Friday, 28 June 2013

The Wand Company will unveil two new Doctor Who Sonic Screwdrivers, based on the Time Lord’s wonderful pocket sized gadget, at San Diego’s Comic-Con this coming July.

Frontline War on BBC Knowledge

Wednesday, 26 June 2013

From Tuesday July 16, BBC Knowledge presents Frontline War, a season of programmes portraying the confronting, emotional and courageous stories of heroes on the frontline.

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand announces new licensing and publishing partners for Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

BBC Worldwide Australia & New Zealand today announced that Pan Macmillan Australia has secured publishing rights for Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie. Further licensing deals with and Keldan International will see a unique selection of Walking with Dinosaur themed products hitting shelves later this year.

Jon Donnison to commence as the BBC’s new Australia correspondent

Friday, 14 June 2013

BBC News has appointed Jon Donnison as the new Australia correspondent, commencing early August 2013. Jon has been the BBC’s Gaza and West Bank correspondent for the past three years.

Walking With Dinosaurs: Inside Their World app

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Revamped WWalking Wtih Dinosaurs app

All new Top Gear on its way for Aussie fans, first on Foxtel

Wednesday, 12 June 2013

Australian Top Gear fans are in for a treat with a brand new series of Top Gear to hit our shores in July, followed closely by the global television event Top Gear Week in August.

Aung San Suu Kyi says 'I've not been silent' on minorities as she confirms bid for presidency at BBC World Debate in Burma

Friday, 7 June 2013

Aung San Suu Kyi, has confirmed her bid for the presidency of Burma at a BBC World Debate held yesterday.


Friday, 7 June 2013

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BBC World News to air World Debate from Burma featuring Aung San Suu Kyi on Saturday June 8

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Filmed during the World Economic Forum (WEF) East Asia in Burma, BBC World News will air its next World Debate featuring Aung San Suu Kyi the Nobel Peace Prize recipient on Saturday June 8 at 12.10 AEST

May 2013

Doctor Who celebtrates 50th anniversary at Vivid Sydney

Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Vivid Sydney 2013 will feature a spectacular celebration of the 50th Anniversary of the legendary BBC television program, Doctor Who for one night only.


Monday, 13 May 2013

A recent deal has seen Foxtel’s The History channel acquire over 66 hours of factual content from BBC Worldwide ANZ. The package includes a number of titles which will have their Australian premiere on the channel, along with a raft of WW1 programming to commemorate the 100 year anniversary of the start of the First World War.

New roles for top team at BBC Worldwide

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Jon Penn announces changes to roles for Deirdre Brennan, Blair McQuade, Robert Leach and Irene Read

April 2013


Tuesday, 30 April 2013

A Doctor Who fan’s paradise will land in Sydney this Autumn with the first ever Doctor Who pop-up shop opening its doors on Thursday 9th May at 7 Wilson Street, Newtown.


Wednesday, 17 April 2013

New channel to make Foxtel the home of BBC TV in Australia. In a significant new multi-platform deal, BBC Worldwide is to launch a premium BBC channel on Foxtel, offering premiere British drama and comedy, ad-break free and as close to UK transmission as possible.


Tuesday, 16 April 2013

In a recently completed deal, BBC Worldwide Australasia has licensed a package of over 50 hours of children’s programming to ABC3.

A new weekly destination for thought-provoking documentaries, Uncovered launches on BBC Knowledge

Monday, 15 April 2013

On Friday May 3, BBC Knowledge will launch Uncovered - a weekly destination showcasing a selection of insightful and thought-provoking documentaries.


Monday, 15 April 2013

Beyoncé fans will get their first chance to see the star’s intimate feature-length documentary Beyoncé– Life is But a Dream on the big screen with special premiere cinema screenings to be held on Wednesday 8th May.

Brand new content licensed to LifeStyle Channels Group.

Friday, 12 April 2013

In a recently completed deal, BBC Worldwide Australasia has licensed a package of over 220 hours of premiere content to Foxtel’s LifeStyle Channels Group, for transmission on the The LifeStyle Channel, LifeStyle YOU, LifeStyle HOME and LifeStyle FOOD channels.

Margaret Thatcher Remembered

Friday, 12 April 2013

Following the death of Margaret Thatcher, Britain’s first and only female Prime Minister, BBC Worldwide Australasia channels are remembering her with a number of shows which explore her life and work.

March 2013

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

Wednesday, 27 March 2013

Survey finds tablets complement TV viewing and finds 25-34 age demographic the biggest news enthusiasts

Yalda Hakim makes BBC World News debut presenting three part Our World series – ‘Iraq: Ten Years On’

Tuesday, 19 March 2013

The BBC has announced that new presenter, Yalda Hakim, will make her on-screen debut on BBC World News on 23 March presenting a special three part series of Our World entitled, Iraq: Ten Years On.

BBC World News and launch ‘Live the Story’ global marketing campaign

Thursday, 14 March 2013

BBC World News and will today launch ‘Live the Story,’ a new brand positioning and major global marketing campaign. The activity will include television, press, online, radio, Out of Home and experiential media.

February 2013

A Top Gear African Odyssey

Thursday, 28 February 2013

As Jeremy Clarkson and James May roll into Sydney for the inaugural Top Gear Festival on March 9-10, BBC Knowledge will be gearing up for the first of the two-part Top Gear special premiering Sunday March 10.

Doctor Who Cinema Screenings

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

World-first similtaneous cinema screenings in Australia and New Zealand

Doctor Who Cinema Screenings

Tuesday, 26 February 2013

World-first similtaneous cinema screenings for Doctor Who in New Zealand and Australia.


Tuesday, 26 February 2013

Fans of Deadly 60 will be able to meet host Steve Backshall with several appearances scheduled for this weekend.

The BBC launches sports mobile app for international audiences

Thursday, 7 February 2013

The BBC’s international website,, has launched a sports mobile application for iPhone and iPod touch devices across the globe. The free app brings together the BBC’s expert coverage to deliver news, live scores, stats, commentary and analysis on-the-go.

Top Gear Bingo!

Friday, 1 February 2013

As Top Gear Series 19 transmits on BBC Knowledge just days after its UK TX, BBC Worldwide launches a second-screen game for its global fans

January 2013


Thursday, 24 January 2013

In an exciting collaboration through time and relative dimension in space, BBC Worldwide Australasia and New Zealand Mint are offering a legal tender coin, and a series of collectible coins as a celebration of Doctor Who’s 50th Anniversary.

BBC World News Names Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Today BBC World News announced the appointment of Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent, a new Singapore-based position that signals the channel’s continuing commitment to Asia and determination to expand the breadth and depth of its international business coverage.

BBC Worldwide Appoints Jon Penn Managing Director for Australia and New Zealand

Thursday, 17 January 2013

BBC Worldwide today announced that Jon Penn, currently CEO Asia Pacific, FremantleMedia Enterprises, is to take up the new role of MD, BBC Worldwide Australasia in April.

Top Gear races on to screens this February on BBC Knowledge, first on Foxtel

Thursday, 17 January 2013

Brace yourself Top Gear fans, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May are back as the world’s most popular car programme returns for a brand new series, Sunday February 3 at 7:30pm (AEDT) on BBC Knowledge, first on Foxtel.

BBC Worldwide partner with Dymocks to launch the first Lonely Planet Hub in Sydney

Wednesday, 16 January 2013

BBC Worldwide Australasia have partnered with Dymocks to create the first ever Lonely Planet, shop-in-shop (called the Lonely Planet Hub) at Dymocks‟ flagship George Street store in Sydney, which opened today.

UKTV Announces Air Date for Top of the Lake

Friday, 11 January 2013

Top of the Lake, the much anticipated television series from Academy Award winning writer/director Jane Campion and the Academy Award winning producers of The King’s Speech, will be shown First on Foxtel on UKTV from Sunday, March 24 at 8.30pm.

BBC World News launches new studios, new programming, new presenters

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

The BBC’s international television news channel, BBC World News, is unveiling a dramatic new look next week when it re-launches from new studios in central London.

December 2012

BBC Worldwide Australasia Licenses UK MasterChef package to Foxtel’s LifeStyle channels

Friday, 14 December 2012

BBC Worldwide Australasia has recently completed an exclusive deal with Foxtel’s LifeStyle channels, with more of the original British MasterChef to air next year on LifeStyle FOOD.

BBC Worldwide Australasia and Random House Australia sign ‘Bake Off’ book deal

Thursday, 13 December 2012

BBC Worldwide Australasia confirms that Random House Australia is to publish The Great Australian Bake Off book, already set to be the ‘must-have’ baking book of 2013.

BBC comedy Citizen Khan to air on the Seven Network in 2013

Wednesday, 5 December 2012

In a recently completed deal with BBC Worldwide Australasia, the Seven Network has licensed the family comedy series Citizen Khan, which will premiere to Australian audiences in 2013.

Presenter Yalda Hakim to join BBC World News

Tuesday, 4 December 2012

The BBC has announced that one of Australia’s brightest young journalists, Yalda Hakim, is joining BBC World News as a presenter and correspondent for a new current affairs programme.

November 2012

BBC Channels launch a stellar line-up of UK hits and premium premiere content for 2013

Friday, 30 November 2012

BBC Channels UKTV, BBC Knowledge, CBeebies and BBC World News will bring the best British programmes and international journalism to Australian audiences in 2013, on Foxtel.

Christmas Gift Ideas from BBC Worldwide

Tuesday, 20 November 2012

Discover love at first bite with Lonely Planet, control your home entertainment with a flick of the wrist using the Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote or delight your little one with a new playmate from Charlie and Lola


Monday, 19 November 2012

BeefEater, the Australian leaders in barbecue technology, has partnered with BBC Worldwide Australasia to create an innovative and compact Top Gear Limited Edition BUGG® (BeefEater Universal Gas Grill) BBQ, that will make you the envy of your mates.

BBC Australia Good Food Magazine ceases publication

Thursday, 8 November 2012

Announced that Good Food magazine ceased publication with the December 2012/January 2013 being the last edition. Good Food Mag was a joint venture between BBCW and ACP Publishing.

Top Gear Festival and Red Bull Racing are coming to Sydney

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Top Gear Festival Sydney is set to transform Sydney Motorsport Park into petrol-head heaven, as cars and stars take to the track in this inaugural outdoor motoring spectacular.

October 2012

U.S 2012 - BBC Global News Special

Monday, 22 October 2012

In a period in which two global events will see the transition of power decided in two of the world’s most powerful nations – the U.S Presidential Elections and the 18th National People’s Congress of the Communist Party of China - BBC Global News be showing how both these events reverberate internationally.

50 Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special, First on Foxtel, on BBC Knowledge

Friday, 19 October 2012

The brand new 50 Years of Bond Cars: A Top Gear Special will screen Sunday 25 November at 7:30pm on BBC Knowledge.

BBC Good Food launches new app ‘Recipes, tips and cooking tools’

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

BBC Worldwide has announced the full launch of a smart new ‘master app’ for Good Food fans, which will enable them to download and store a host of existing BBC Good Food cookbook apps and bookmark favourite recipes, shopping lists and handy tools in one place for the first time.

MEDIA ALERT: BBC World News to broadcast ‘Class Dismissed - the Death of Female Education,’ original 2009 documentary on Malala Yousafzai

Tuesday, 16 October 2012

To air Tuesday 16th October 2012, at 14.30; 19.30 AEDT and on Wednesday 17th October at 02.30 AEDT

BBC Worldwide Australasia licenses 200 hour package to the LifeStyle Network

Thursday, 11 October 2012

In a recently completed deal, BBC Worldwide Australasia has licensed over 200 hours of popular lifestyle and entertainment programming to LifeStyle, with most of the titles to have their Australian premiere on Foxtel, the subscription television network.

BBC Worldwide expands partnership with YouTube

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC has announced an exciting new phase of its partnership with YouTube spearheaded by the upcoming launch of two brand new original content channels.

BBC Worldwide Managing Director to deliver keynote address at SPAA conference

Tuesday, 9 October 2012

SPAA has confirmed that Helen Jackson, Managing Director of Content & Production for BBC Worldwide will be a keynote speaker at this year’s Conference being held 12 to 15 November at Central Pier Docklands in Melbourne.

BBC Worldwide Australasia licenses Sir David Attenborough Natural History slate to Network Ten

Friday, 5 October 2012

In a recently completed deal with BBC Worldwide Australasia, Network Ten has licensed a package of David Attenborough Natural History programmes, featuring some of his new titles and other captivating wildlife productions from BBC Worldwide’s Natural History collection.

The Adventures of Abney & Teal to air on ABC4Kids

Thursday, 4 October 2012

In a recently completed deal with BBC Worldwide Australasia, ABC TV has licensed the children’s series The Adventures of Abney & Teal, which will broadcast for the first time in Australia on ABC4Kids later in the year.

September 2012

BBC Worldwide Australasia Agrees New Broadcast Deal for Top Gear UK with the Nine Network and BBC Knowledge

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

BBC Worldwide Australasia has unveiled a new partnership with the Nine Network which will see the world’s biggest motoring entertainment show premiere on Foxtel’s BBC Knowledge before being transmitted on Nine and on GO!

Sydney Opera House & BBC Worldwide Australasia present Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular

Tuesday, 18 September 2012

As part of the much anticipated Summer at the House season, the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall will play host to the Doctor Who Symphonic Spectacular, December 15 & 16, 2012.

London Calling season a ratings hit for BBC Worldwide channels across the globe

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

London Calling, the latest global television viewing event from BBC Worldwide Channels has proved to be a ratings hit for the network with an uplift in audience figures across key markets. In Australia, the London Calling season was successful in reaching over 3 million viewers during the two month period overall, 40% of these viewers were new to UKTV2.

August 2012

Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control - Available in Australia

Thursday, 30 August 2012

The Doctor Who Sonic Screwdriver Universal Remote Control - recently unveiled by The Wand Company and BBC Worldwide as the must-have accessory for Doctor Who fans - will be available for purchase from August 31 here in Australia prior to the return of Doctor Who on ABC1.

BBC Worldwide Advertising appoints Sales Manager and expands team

Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Scott Couper joins BBC Advertising as Sales Manager NSW and Queensland, while three Lonely Planet roles also join the team for greater integration.


Monday, 20 August 2012

Thrilling heists, troubled cops, eccentric ex-detectives and a quirky Douglas Adams’ adaptation form the backbone of UKTV’s Crime and Justice season, featuring Australian premieres and screening throughout October on Foxtel.

Top Gear News App

Friday, 10 August 2012

Top Gear news app launched free to download

BBC Knowledge launches Richard Hammond’s Crash Course and Dragons’ Den S8

Thursday, 2 August 2012

This August, BBC Knowledge’s charismatic presenters will stimulate minds, conversations and curiosity with brand new Australian premiere factual programmes, Richard Hammond’s Crash Course and series 8 of the world’s number one business show, Dragons’ Den plus new episodes of the BBC flagship science programme Horizon.

July 2012

More than just socks for Dad!

Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Creative Fathers’ Day gift ideas from BBC Worldwide Australasia

Ruth Jones writes and stars in new comedy drama Stella on UKTV

Monday, 23 July 2012

Australian Premiere Saturdays at 7:30pm from August 4 on UKTV

BBC Worldwide Australasia publishes its Annual Review for 2011/12

Monday, 16 July 2012

Another year of strong growth in sales and profits driven by rising international exports; including 9% revenue growth for BBC Worldwide Australasia

June 2012

A Jubilee Tribute to The Queen by the Prince of Wales to screen for the first time in Australia on UKTV

Friday, 15 June 2012

In a late addition to the schedule, the revealing documentary A Jubilee Tribute to The Queen by the Prince of Wales has been confirmed to premiere on UKTV.

Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution screeches onto iOS with extreme car stunts and challenges

Thursday, 14 June 2012

BBC Worldwide Digital Entertainment & Games today announced that Top Gear: Stunt School Revolution is now available for free download on iOS and coming soon on Android systems.

May 2012

BBC Worldwide Australia partners with Coles and Campbell's Australia to launch Charlie and Lola kids' soup

Monday, 28 May 2012

BBC Worldwide Australia has partnered with Coles and Campbell’s Australia to launch a fantastic new range of Charlie and Lola kids’ soups. The soups are in stock now, exclusive to Coles supermarkets, just in time for the winter soup season.

Doctor Who: The Eternity Clock Now Available on PlayStation®3

Thursday, 24 May 2012

Players travel across time and space to discover the mystery of the Eternity Clock

BBC Worldwide announce new Dancing with the Stars online game

Tuesday, 22 May 2012

BBC Worldwide today announce a new free-to-play online game centred on the global juggernaut television show Dancing with the Stars.

April 2012

BBC Knowledge & SPADA announce winners for New Zealand Young Producer Shorts 2012

Monday, 30 April 2012

A troupe of kiwi comedians, a DIY wizard and the steepest street in the world are just some of the unique New Zealand stories to be brought to the screen for the 2012 New Zealand Young Producer Shorts on BBC Knowledge.

The most ambitious BBC global wildlife series ever undertaken - Planet Earth Live to air globally in 140 countries

Friday, 27 April 2012

This May the Earth’s most charismatic animals will be followed day and night by award winning BBC Natural History Unit filmmakers, international wildlife specialists and BBC viewers for an epic global animal soap opera Planet Earth Live where nature writes the script.

UKTV's local production Dripping in Chocolate delivers to the heartland and reaches new audiences

Tuesday, 17 April 2012

Dripping in Chocolate, a one x 90 minute Southern Star commission for UKTV Australia had an average audience of 111,000 viewers since its premiere on Saturday April 7, as part of the annual murder mystery event Whodunit?

BBC Worldwide Australia appoints Helen Pendlebury as Head of Commercial, Entertainment & Children’s Brands

Thursday, 12 April 2012

BBC Worldwide Australia has appointed Helen Pendlebury in the new role of Head of Commercial, Entertainment & Children’s Brands.

Jana Bennett confirms commitment to staging ambitious global television events throughout 2012

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

London Calling and Planet Earth Live to air on BBC Worldwide channels

March 2012

UKTV announces a wealth of Australian premieres for 2012

Monday, 26 March 2012

Australia’s UKTV today announces brand new premium drama and entertainment content for 2012 including Going for Gold, We’ll Take Manhattan, One Night, Inside Men, Falcón and the ultimate irreverent music quiz show Never Mind the Buzzcocks which has never before screened in Australia.

February 2012

BBC Worldwide Australia licenses content to FetchTV

Wednesday, 29 February 2012

BBC Worldwide Australia has concluded another considerable content deal with FetchTV, licensing more than 1750 episodes of Natural History, Entertainment, Children’s, Factual and Lifestyle content.

January 2012

Sport Relief Goes Global!

Friday, 20 January 2012

The biggest names in sport and entertainment join forces in Sport Relief, one of the UK’s biggest television events of the year, to raise money for good causes around the world

UKTV co-production 'Top of the Lake' begins production on February 7 in New Zealand

Monday, 16 January 2012

See-Saw Films and UKTV in Australia and New Zealand announced today that the upcoming mini-series Top of the Lake will begin production on February 7, 2012 in Queenstown.

Double the trouble in Albert Square

Monday, 9 January 2012

EastEnders fans are in for a treat as UKTV begins screening double episodes of the popular soap every Monday to Thursday night from January 23rd at 6.30pm, bringing the Australian transmission closer to the British broadcast.