AUSTRALIA AND NEW ZEALAND
Channels form a core offering in the Australia and New Zealand (ANZ) market with BBC First premiering in Australia in 2015. Bespoke British entertainment channel UKTV and BBC-branded channel BBC Knowledge are available in both countries, with CBeebies also available in Australia. The team is also responsible for the distribution and promotion of BBC World News. In Australia our channels are broadcast on the Foxtel subscription TV platform as well as IPTV platforms Flip TV and Fetch TV. In New Zealand they are broadcast on SKY TV.
The ANZ TV programme sales team negotiate with networks such as the ABC, Seven, Nine, SBS, Prime and TVNZ for BBC Worldwide's catalogue, with an increasing number of deals done with digital platform operators such as Netflix, Stan and Lightbox. The sales team also seek out co-production funding from these partners and sell formats from the catalogue, such as The Great Australian Bake Off, which has been produced for Australian audiences on Lifestyle FOOD, and Coast Australia which has had two series on Foxtel’s HISTORY channel, and a first series has recently been commissioned for New Zealand.
The ANZ team also works with partners to bring BBC Worldwide audiences closer to their favourite shows and talent through a host of live events – including Louis Theroux Live On Stage and Pole to Pole with Steve Backshall, as well as offering advertising opportunities for the BBC's world renowned bbc.com news and feature sections.