Discovery LatAm & BBC Worldwide Enter Content Pact


Discovery Networks Latin America/US Hispanic (DLA/USH) and BBC Worldwide have signed a first-look deal for the factual, lifestyle, natural-history and motor-programming genres.

The agreement will see Discovery’s networks become the home to many of the BBC’s most popular titles. This includes the natural-history documentary series Planet Earth II and Blue Planet II; the hit automotive franchise Top Gear, including its new English version featuring Matt LeBlanc, as well as the newly produced U.S. version; the popular baking competition The Great British Bake Off and the internationally successful fashion show What Not to Wear.

“Discovery has had a longstanding partnership with the BBC Worldwide and we are very excited to be the home of these world-famous franchises,” said Carolina Lightcap, ‎the executive VP and chief content officer for DLA/USH. “This extensive collection of programs will provide our viewers with some of the most engaging and entertaining content available anywhere, beginning with the iconic Planet Earth II, premiering in June. This agreement further solidifies Discovery’s commitment in offering high-quality programming throughout our networks in Latin America.”

“We are hugely proud of our world-leading programming, which surprises, engages and inspires audiences the world over,” said Anna Gordon, the executive VP and managing director of BBC Worldwide Latin America/US Hispanic. “I cannot imagine a better home than Discovery Networks in Latin America for our biggest franchises like Planet Earth II, Blue Planet II, Top Gear and our lifestyle hits, which will enable these shows to reach and enthrall a mass audience across the region. Discovery and BBC Worldwide are natural partners and we are very proud of our new strategic multiyear partnership. BBC Worldwide continues to be one of the world’s most important distributors of innovative, quality content and formats and this agreement will help ensure that Latin American audiences can experience the very best of the BBC.”