All posts tagged 'BBC'

BBC Acquires ‘Battlestar Galactica’ In Deal With NBCU

Battlestar Galactica is returning to the UK. The BBC has acquired every episode of the Syfy original series after striking a deal with international distributor NBCUniversal Global Distribution. The series will premiere on the BBC on Saturday September 5th, when every episode will be available to stream on the iPlayer. BBC Two will also begin a linear broadcast of Battlestar Galactica on Saturday September 5th at 9:45pm.

BBC Acquires ‘Riverdale’ Spin-Off ‘Katy Keene’

The BBC has acquired the UK rights to The CW's short-lived Riverdale spin-off Katy Keene after striking a deal with international distributor Warner Bros. International Television Distribution. The complete series will be available to stream on the BBC iPlayer on Saturday July 25th. The CW cancelled Katy Keene earlier this week after a single thirteen episode season.

BBC Director General Tony Hall To Stand Down

After the better part of seven years in the top job, Tony Hall is stepping down as BBC Director General. He will exit the post this summer. BBC Chairman Sir David Clementi will begin the recruitment process for the next DG shortly.

BBC Acquires ‘The Investigation’ In Deal With Fremantle

The BBC has acquired six episode Scandinavian true crime drama The Investigation after striking a deal with international distributor Fremantle. No word on which channel the series will air on or when it will premiere.

Shirley Garrood To Join BBC Board As Non-Executive Director

Shirley Garrood is joining the BBC Board as Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. She will take up post in July and will serve a four year team. Garrood replaces Simon Burke, whose term ends on July 3rd.

BBC & ITV Eye UK Launch For Streaming Service BritBox

After launching the streaming service state-side last year, the BBC and ITV have confirmed that they are in advanced talks to launch BritBox on this side of the pond. The announcement that the BBC and ITV are now "working on a formal legal agreement" for the streaming service caps off months of rumours that they were looking to launch a British rival to Netflix and Amazon.