BBC's Commercial Arm Eyes Expansion To Match Global Rivals

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October 18, 2013 AT 12:18 PM
By Belinda Goldsmith LONDON (Reuters) - BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of Britain's public broadcaster, unveiled a three-pronged plan on Friday to expand globally by boosting spending on TV content, strengthening its online site, and launching three new channel brands. Tim Davie, who took over as head of BBC Worldwide in April, said BBC Worldwide had too many different websites and digital propositions, saying there needed to be a greater focus and scale to compete with global rivals, such Hulu, Netflix and Amazon, owner of LoveFilm. ...