BBC Worldwide has completed the sale of more than 260 hours of programming to PBS stations in the U.S., highlighted by the docu series “History of Science.”
The deals were initiated at the annual BBC Showcase Syndication event October in New Orleans. In addition to “History of Science,” PBS affiliates will also air such programs as “Pleasure and Pain,” “The Queen’s Palaces,” “New Tricks,” and “Space Shuttle: A Horizon Guide.”
Other BBC Worldwide titles licensed for first and second windows by PBS affiliates include “Himalaya with Michael Palin,” “Wild Indonesia” and “Hannibal and Krakatoa: The Last Days.”
“BBC Showcase events give our sales team invaluable face time with clients,” BBC Worldwide Americans sales and co-productions exec veep Matt Forde said, “and ultimately get a better grasp of what they’re looking for. This allows us to pinpoint the content that’s the best for their audience.”
The BBC stages showcases in Brighton, England and Rio de Janeiro, while BBC Worldwide has also held them in China twice, including last year.