Thai PBS seals TV content deals with BBC Worldwide
BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster, has sold a package of natural history and factual programs to Thailand’s free-to-air public broadcaster, Thai PBS.
Thai PBS has acquired the first two series of David Attenborough’s Natural Curiosities, along with Hidden Kingdoms and Tarsier Tails from the BBC’s natural history unit.
Robbie Williams – One Night at the Palladium and pre-school show The Numtums is also part of the deal, with all programs being available in HD.
“The deals in Thailand mark a milestone for BBC Worldwide as we continue to forge our footprint across Asia,” said Mark Whitehead, SVP & GM South East Asia and Channels Lead Asia, BBC Worldwide, Asia.
Suwit Sasanapichit, director of programme bureau, Thai Public Broadcasting Service, added: “BBC Worldwide have been great partners of Thai PBS and we are happy to extend our relationship with them. Being the primary free-to-air TV broadcaster, we have the duty to air programmes with quality content and BBC Worldwide is able to provide quality programmes that meet our mission.”