BBC Worldwide Inks Content Deal in Sweden


BBC Worldwide has licensed a variety of programming to SVT in Sweden, including numerous episodes of popular children’s shows.

BBC Worldwide placed more than 140 episodes of kids’ series on SVT, including Bagel and Becky and Sarah and Duck. The former is an offbeat comedy following a brother and sister as they explore Awkward Falls, while the latter chronicles the adventures of a little girl and her aquatic bird friend.

The distributor also presold to SVT such premium dramas as Top of the Lake: China Girl, which is the next installment of Jane Campion’s hit show starring Elisabeth Moss; Paula, a psychological series about regret and revenge; as well as the returning dramas Scott and Bailey and The Durrells.

In addition, the package comprises more than 80 hours of factual programming, including the true-crime show Love and Hate Crime, which exposes prejudice and hatred in the American South; City in the Sky, investigating modern air travel; and a number of nature and science titles.

Stephen Mowbray, the head of SVT International, commented: “No other distributor is able to offer this dynamic range of world-class programming.”

Nick Percy, the executive VP for Northern Europe at BBC Worldwide, added: “Our partnership with SVT continues to go from strength to strength. Following another successful BBC Worldwide Showcase, we have been able to work together on a deal which demonstrates the breadth and quality of our content and the appetite for it from Swedish audiences.”