October 17, 2019
Deal Includes Exclusive PayTV and SVoD Rights For Seasons One Through Eleven Plus Upcoming Season 12 of Doctor Who
Other Major BBC Studios Titles Include MotherFatherSon Starring Richard Gere, Bold Comedy-Drama Pure, and Press From Writer of Doctor Foster
MIAMI, FLORIDA – October 17, 2019 – Today at MIPCOM, global content leader BBC Studios announces a deal that gives Globo Group in Brazil exclusive rights to BBC’s longest-running global franchise Doctor Who as well as a host of other content. All current 11 seasons and specials of the British hit sci-fi adventure will soon become available to Globoplay subscribers in Brazil. As part of the deal, the streamer will also be the exclusive home for the upcoming season 12 that sees the return of the first female Doctor, Jodie Whittaker.
In addition to Doctor Who, Globo Group has licensed iconic BBC Studios crime drama Luther, starring Idris Elba, the Richard Gere-led series MotherFatherSon, Press from acclaimed writer of Doctor Foster, as well as Pure starring newcomer Charly Clive, Peter Moffat drama The Last Post, and a variety of documentaries and factual content.
James Wildbore, SVP & General Manager for Latin America and U.S. Hispanic, BBC Studios commented “We hope all loyal Doctor Who fans find this news to be exciting – the offer of exclusive access to catch up on seasons 1 – 10; season 11 which saw the premiere of the first female Doctor in Jodie Whittaker; and crucially the new, upcoming season 12 – whenever and wherever they want via Globoplay, the SVoD platform of Brazil’s biggest broadcaster. All of this plus an exclusive library of some of our most revered titles across a variety of different genres. We couldn’t be more pleased.”
Stars Idris Elba as Detective John Luther working for the Serious Crime Unit who becomes consumed by the crimes he investigates. Created and written by Neil Cross, the series has received eleven Primetime Emmy Award nominations with Elba also receiving a Golden Globe, Critics’ Choice Television Award, NAACP Image Award, and Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance.
Richard Gere stars in an acclaimed thriller from the writer of The Assassination of Gianni Versace. Max owns one of the world’s most influential media empires, and uses his power ruthlessly. His son Caden is editor of Max’s mouthpiece, The National newspaper. But Caden is crumbling under the pressure of his father’s expectation. When Caden’s excess causes a massive stroke, he’s left like a helpless child. For Kathryn – Max’s estranged wife – this is a chance to reconnect with the sensitive boy Max ripped away from her. And as Max and Kathryn fight for the soul of their son, another fight is about to begin, a fight for the heart of the nation.
Twenty-four-year-old Marnie is witty, smart and ‘normal’. Well, ‘normal’ apart from the relentless noise inside her head. For the past 3,723 days, Marnie has been experiencing a barrage of x-rated thoughts. Unbeknown to Marnie, she’s in the grip of a remarkable form of obsessive compulsive disorder – nicknamed ‘Pure O’. After imagining her parents engrossed in an orgy at their 25th wedding anniversary party, Marnie packs a bag and leaves Scotland for London – desperate to find out what’s wrong with her. A story of self-discovery, finding friends and learning how to love, Kirstie Swain’s brilliantly funny, emotive series is based on Rose Cartwright’s acclaimed biography.
A sharp, pacy series from acclaimed writer Mike Bartlett that rips aside the front pages of rival newspapers to reveal the lives, loves and lies of a dynamic group of characters. Under relentless pressure from the 24-hour news cycle, these passionate professionals go to extraordinary lengths to uncover stories and get them into print. They hold the powerful to account and turn ordinary people’s lives into headlines, but can they face up to the truth about themselves? With its outstanding cast and timely storylines, Press gets to the core of an industry that has never been more in the global spotlight.
The Last Post
Aden, 1965. The men of the British Royal Military Police are battling a fierce insurgency. Tensions are heightened in the heat of the desert; any lapse in luck or judgement means death. But life and love must continue. The ‘60s are starting to swing: sexual liberation, seductive new music and outrageous fashions have hit the sun loungers of the glamorous BP Club. Isolated in this unknown country, nothing is certain, and relationships are tested as pressure and passions intensify. This bitter war brings danger and betrayal, and will question the code these dedicated soldiers live by
Availability of the programs on the service will be announced. The distribution deal was brokered by Paula Teruko on behalf of BBC Studios and Renata Aguiar, on behalf of Globo Group.
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NOTES TO EDITORS
ABOUT DOCTOR WHO
Doctor Who is one of the longest running action adventure television series in the world spanning over 55 years and winning over 100 awards. This quintessentially British show has a huge global following, with 9m fans across social platforms/channels and 200m video views on Facebook and Youtube. Doctor Who has been sold to over 239 territories in its time. Series 10 was BBC America’s No 1 series, a top five highest rated Drama Series for young adults in the U.K. and the highest rated show on Space in Canada. It has been honoured by Guinness World Records as the longest running science-fiction series in the world. Doctor Who has a proven track-record in consumer products and live events with over four million Sonic Screwdrivers sold in the past eleven years, over 12 million action figures sold since 2005, over 18 million DVDS sold globally and over one million tickets sold for live events.
ABOUT BBC STUDIOS
BBC Studios, a global content company with British creativity at its heart, is a commercial subsidiary of the BBC. Formed in April 2018 by the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios, it spans content financing, development, production, sales, branded services, and ancillaries. BBC Studios’ award-winning British programs are internationally recognized across a broad range of genres and specialties. It has offices in 22 markets globally, including seven production bases in the UK and production bases and partnerships in a further nine countries around the world. The company, which makes over 2,500 hours of content a year, is a champion for British creativity around the world and a committed partner for the UK’s independent sector.
In the Americas, BBC Studios’ operates two production units – one in Los Angeles, responsible for ratings juggernaut and Emmy®-nominated Dancing with the Stars and multi-award-winning Life Below Zero, and the other in Brazil, where local productions Dancing Brasil and Bake Off Brasil have become breakout hits. The company manages joint venture relationships with AMC Networks for flagship channel BBC AMERICA (U.S.) – home of original series Killing Eve and global brands Dynasties, Doctor Who, and Top Gear – and with ITV for SVoD service BritBox (U.S./Canada), as well as strategic partnerships in Canada with Blue Ant Media for BBC Earth Channel and Corus for BBC Canada. The company also boasts a franchise management business and a robust linear and digital content sales and co-productions operation.
Globoplay is the biggest Brazilian streaming service with about 22 million daily users. The platform offers original content, films and international series, including exclusive productions, which will only be streamed online. Globoplay also features productions from Globosat channels and all Globo TV shows, allowing its subscribers to access anytime and anywhere what is airing, what has been aired and what will be aired.