China’s BesTV Now Home to Top Gear


BEIJING: A new agreement between BBC Worldwide and Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group will see nearly 360 hours of Top Gear series launch exclusively on BesTV platforms in China.

The pact covers the soon-to-be-launched all-new season 24, the entire series of Top Gear UK and all the U.K. specials, as well as five seasons of Top Gear USA, six seasons of Top Gear Korea and both seasons of Top Gear China. BesTV will be home to all the Top Gear series.

Paul Dempsey, the president of global markets at BBC Worldwide, said: “We are extremely pleased to extend our relationship with Shanghai Oriental Pearl Group. We first worked with them in 2008 when we provided factual programs to their BesTV platform. They are also our partners for CBeebies, where we have a program block on the channel. This new Top Gear partnership allows us to reach more of our fans in China with distinctive, quality programs that Chinese audiences demand and appreciate.”