Monday, September 14, 2009

BBC considers part-privatisation of BBC Worldwide

The BBC is considering part-privatisation of BBC Worldwide, the corporation's commercial arm, its Director General said.

By Urmee Khan, Digital and Media Correspondent
Published: 9:56PM BST 13 Sep 2009

BBC Worldwide sells the rights to popular shows such as Strictly Come Dancing to international buyers and also publishes magazines and licenses merchandise from popular programmes such as Top Gear.

The lucrative division of the BBC had revenues of about £1bn last year.

Mark Thompson, the director general, said it was an option as part of a wide-ranging review, which will be published early next year.

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