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BBC Worldwide Australia signs DVD distribution deal

BBC Worldwide in Australia has signed a five-year deal with Roadshow Entertainment to distribute and promote its DVD business in Australia and New Zeland.

Under the terms of the deal, Roadshow will be the exclusive distributor of the entire BBC Worldwide DVD and Blu-ray catalogue in Australia and New Zealand for the next five years from 1 July 2012, as well as holding non-exclusive rights to BBC Worldwide DVDs in other parts of Australasia. 

Roadshow will also be responsible for the marketing and publicity of the product and will be re-teamed with the ABC to support the vast line up of BBC programmes that appear on the national broadcaster’s channels.

The agreement ensures that Australian and New Zealand audiences can continue to access the best of British programs across all genres held in the BBC catalogue.