BBC WORLDWIDE LATIN AMERICA INKS DEAL WITH OnDIRECTV FOR ICONIC SCI-FI SHOW DOCTOR WHO
November 15, 2012, Mexico City – BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution Latin America announced today a deal with OnDIRECTV, exclusive channel for DIRECTV Latin America subscribers, for Season 6 of the renowned and popular sci-fi show Doctor Who. The announcement was made at the first BBC Worldwide Screenings Mexico event.
BBC’s Doctor Who season 6 opens with a spectacular two-parter set in U.S. in the 1960’s and penned by lead writer and executive producer Steven Moffat (Sherlock). The iconic series follows the adventures of the Doctor, a mysterious traveler who journeys throughout all of space and time, facing off against monsters and picking up companions along the way. Stars Matt Smith (the Doctor), Karen Gillan (Amy Pond), Arthur Darvill (Rory) and Alex Kingston (River Song). Guest stars include Hugh Bonneville (Downton Abbey), Mark Sheppard (Supernatural, Battlestar Galactica), supermodel Lily Cole (The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus) and James Corden (Gavin & Stacey, The History Boys).
Helen Jurado, VP, Sales & Distribution, BBC Worldwide Latin America, said: “Doctor Who boasts a massive audience and fan following around the world and OnDIRECTV is the perfect home for this incredibly successful show. As one of the longest-running sci-fi programs in history, we are confident it will gain further traction with viewers and attract new legions of fans throughout Latin America as it approaches its 50th anniversary.”
“We value our ongoing partnership with BBC Worldwide, which allows us to offer a variety of high quality content on OnDIRECTV and OnDIRECTV HD to our subscribers in Latin America. Plus, after airing the recent series re-boot of Doctor Who, our subscribers have been urgently asking for more!”shares Willard Tressel, OnDIRECTV General Manager.
OnDIRECTV is an exclusive channel for subscribers DIRECTV Latin America: OnDIRECTV: Channel 201and OnDIRECTV HD: Channel 1004
Lead Writer and Executive Producer is Steven Moffat (Sherlock, Jekyll, Coupling). Producers are Marcus Wilson (Taggart,Paradox), Sanne Wohlenberg (Wallander). Executive Producers are Piers Wenger and Beth Willis.
BBC Worldwide Screenings Mexico welcomes broadcasters and buyers from across the country for exclusive presentations of BBC Worldwide’s latest programs. Clients also have the opportunity to screen over 50,000 hours of first-class content across all genres from BBC Worldwide’s program sales catalog. BBC Worldwide Screenings Mexico runs from November 14th through 15th 2012 at the Condesa DF.
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About BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution, Americas
BBC Worldwide Sales & Distribution is one of five core businesses under BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm and wholly-owned subsidiary of the UK public service broadcaster, BBC (British Broadcasting Corporation). BBC Worldwide exists to maximize the value of the BBC's assets for the benefit of the UK license payer, and invests in programming in return for rights. The Sales & Distribution business negotiates, sells and distributes television programs to networks and secures co-production partners in the Americas region.
DIRECTV (DTV) is the world’s leading provider of digital television entertainment services. DIRECTV provides digital television service to nearly 20 million customers in the United States and over 14.5 million customers in Latin America and the Caribbean. DIRECTV Latin America is the leading provider of programming, technology, including the most advanced DVR and HD-DVR, and customer service, delivering the best experience to viewers in the region. For more information visit www.directvla.com