The BBC is currently reaching a record weekly audience of 372 million around the globe. That’s a 7% rise from the previous year.
British media companies BBC Worldwide and ITV Plc launched BritBox in the United States today, a new subscription-based video streaming service that includes iconic British shows including Blackadder, Fawlty Towers and East Enders.
LONDON (AP) — There’s something rotten in Baker Street. It may just be the diaper of baby Rosamund Watson, whose arrival at the start of the fourth season of “Sherlock” disrupts the relationship between brilliant, demanding detective Sherlock Holmes and his long-suffering friend Dr. John Watson. The offspring of John and his enigmatic wife Mary — with […]
The British are streaming, the British are streaming. BBC Worldwide and ITV announced today that they will join forces to launch a Netflix-like streaming service in the U.S. The ad-free service will be available online and via Roku, AppleTV and Chromecast starting in the first quarter of 2017. Its name — BritBox — reflects the service’s focus on British TV.
LONDON (AP) — The BBC says former “Friends” star Matt LeBlanc has signed a two-series deal to host its popular car show “Top Gear.” The broadcaster announced Monday that LeBlanc will front the program when it returns for a 24th series in 2017. LeBlanc was one of two hosts when “Top Gear” was relaunched in […]
LONDON (AP) — The fate of a sweet-toothed TV baking contest with millions of fans has left some Britons with a sour taste. The BBC says it has lost the rights to “The Great British Bake Off,” which it has broadcast since its first series in 2010. Rival Channel 4 offered more money to program […]
LONDON (AP) — “Top Gear” host Chris Evans announced Monday that he’s quitting the BBC’s flagship car show after just one series. Evans, 50, who also hosts a popular BBC radio breakfast show, told his 2.31 million Twitter followers: “Stepping down from Top Gear. Gave it my best shot but sometimes that’s not enough. The […]
A group of hackers said the attack, which shut down the broadcaster’s digital services for a few hours on Thursday, was intended as a test of its own abilities.
The websites of the BBC were down Thursday because of large cyberattack, the media giant reported. The BBC reported, citing anonymous sources, that a DDOS — distributed denial of service — attack was to blame.
LONDON (AP) — There will be more mysteries to solve for the sleuth of Baker Street. The BBC confirmed Saturday that filming on a fourth series of the hit detective drama “Sherlock” will start in next spring. The modern-day update of Arthur Conan Doyle’s classic detective stories stars Benedict Cumberbatch as Sherlock Holmes and Martin […]
The BBC will launch a Netflix-style video subscription service for American audiences next year, the head of the U.K.’s public broadcaster said Thursday. Lord Hall of Birkenhead, the BBC’s director-general, said the new Internet-based service will allow U.S. audiences to access BBC programs that aren’t already screened on TV channels or available on existing streaming services.
Tony Hall, director general of U.K. broadcaster the BBC, set out on Monday how it will respond to the challenges and opportunities posed by the Internet era.
BBC reporters Franz Strasser and Tara McKelvey encountered a big obstacle in their coverage of a double slaying of journalists at a Virginia mall. The two reporters were covering the manhunt of the suspected shooter when they were ordered to delete footage by the Virginia State Police.