BBC natural history, travel, factual programmes to air on Babelgum

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bbc_on_babelgum.gifBBC Worldwide has announced a deal which will see a range of the Corporation’s natural history, travel, and factual programmes placed on the Internet TV platform Babelgum.

Excerpts from shows such as David Attenborough’s documentaries, Top Gear, and Tribe, will be globally available on three new branded channels: “BBC LoveEarth”, “BBC Knowledge”, and “BBC Entertainment”.

Jemma Adkins, Head of Content and Development, Digital Media, BBC Worldwide, said: “Babelgum’s focus on natural history and the environment is a great fit for us. We’ve got a wealth of content in this genre and we’re excited about making it available to Babelgum’s users around the globe. Babelgum is an innovative player in the market and a great way of reaching out to an audience that perhaps doesn’t see our content on more traditional channels.”

It marks the BBC’s ongoing push into new media, even beyond its own online iPlayer service.

Last month the BBC committed to making its entire archive available online, while it is already selling TV shows via iTunes, collaborating with MySpaceTV and YouTube, and getting involved in widgets,
audio streaming, mobile video, and trendy Web 2.0-ness.

Channel links (not yet available):

BBC Knowledge
BBC Love Earth

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Andy Merrett