Red Dwarf Makes a Comeback on Dave

The comedy series, Red Dwarf, is making a comeback in 2012 with a six episode series on BBC-owned channel, Dave. Chris Barrie (Rimmer), Craig Charles (Lister), Danny John-Jules (Cat) and Robert Llewellyn (Kryten) all return in their former incarnations as a hapless quartet of space travellers stranded aboard a mining ship. Written and directed by … Read more Red Dwarf Makes a Comeback on Dave

BBC Wins Exclusive UK Rights to Olympics Until 2020

The BBC has won the exclusive broadcasting rights for the Olympic Games in the UK until 2020. The state broadcaster won rights to the XXII Olympic Winter Games (2014) in Sochi, Russia; the Games of the XXXI Olympiad (2016) in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil; and the XXIII Olympic Winter Games (2018) in PyeongChang; as well … Read more BBC Wins Exclusive UK Rights to Olympics Until 2020

Scripps to Buy Virgin Out of Deal with BBC Worldwide for £239 million

Scripps Networks Interactive are to buy Virgin Media out of a partnership with BBC Worldwide. Virgin Media and the commercial arm of the BBC currently have a 50/50 stake in UKTV. Scripps Networks Interactive will pay approximately £239 million to purchase Virgin Media’s 50-percent common equity interest in the UKTV partnership and also will pay … Read more Scripps to Buy Virgin Out of Deal with BBC Worldwide for £239 million

BBC Worldwide Global iPlayer a “No-Brainer” Despite Competition Worries

Professor Ben Compaine is currently teaching technology entrepreneurship at Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts and is a senior consultant for the Innovation International Media Consulting Group. Here he discusses the latest front in the competitive media and entertainment world – online streaming. Is the playing field tilted in BBC Worldwide’s favor in its competition with other … Read more BBC Worldwide Global iPlayer a “No-Brainer” Despite Competition Worries

BBC to Sell Programming in Western Europe for €6.99 per month

BBC programmes will become available to viewers in 11 European countries via the iPad for just €6.99 per month. The programmes will be sold by the commercial arm of the BBC, known as BBC Worldwide, which is a private company selling subsidised UK programming funded by the license payer to broadcasting companies abroad. BBC Worldwide … Read more BBC to Sell Programming in Western Europe for €6.99 per month

BBC Announces £483 Million Surplus

The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has announced a surplus of £483 million which they have put down to pension reform and the disposal of Animal Planet in its 2010/2011 Annual Report. Known as “aunty” among media insiders in the UK, the Beeb is funded by a license fee levied on UK residents who own and … Read more BBC Announces £483 Million Surplus

Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask on Dave, 30th May 2011

Alexander Armstrong invites comedy stars Robert Webb, Katy Brand and Griff Rhys-Jones to participate in a quiz show in which the contestants ask the questions. The star of Armstrong and Miller presides over a pilot episode of factoids and boffinery interspersed with caustic wit and light-hearted humour. Find out about obscure Brazilian settlements, puffer fish, … Read more Alexander Armstrong’s Big Ask on Dave, 30th May 2011