Our Channels and Brands
Channels and On-Demand Services
We love to connect with you. And thanks to our BBC-branded channels and on-demand services, which are available in over 120 territories, we can.
We’ve channels for every taste and mindset, ranging from BBC Earth which specialises in high-end natural history and factual shows all the way through to CBeebies for younger audiences. Along the way, you can dip into BBC First, BBC Brit, BBC Entertainment, BBC Knowledge, BBC Lifestyle, BBC HD, BBC Living, BBC Kids and BBC Canada.
In the UK we own and run UKTV, a popular and successful network of commercial channels. Its leading brands - Dave, Gold, W, Drama, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday – span comedy, entertainment, natural history, factual and drama, and combine UKTV originals with much loved BBC programmes and other acquisitions.
Some of our channels are run with other broadcasting partners. These include AMC Networks, which together with BBC Studios owns BBC AMERICA in the US; Sony with whom we operate BBC Earth in India; and Corus Entertainment, our partner for BBC Canada.
But we don’t just offer TV channels. In North America, together with partner ITV plc, we’ve created BritBox for fans of British shows in the US and Canada. And BBC Player, BBC Studios’ multi-genre subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) service is available in Singapore and Malaysia.
Whether BBC Earth, Doctor Who, Top Gear or Sherlock, creating brands that you love as much as we do is in our DNA. We offer fans many ways to get more out of their favourite show by creating games, books, clothing or live events that deliver experiences beyond the original content.
Our brands reach fans in over 200 countries. The world-renowned entertainment format Dancing with the Stars (the international version of the UK’s Strictly Come Dancing) reaches viewers in over 50 countries - as far afield as Argentina and New Zealand. We also oversee Top Gear; we sell the UK show to over 200 territories and have helped produce local versions of the motoring entertainment hit in the US, China, Australia, Russia, France, and South Korea. We continually regenerate the Doctor Who brand, one of the longest running action adventure television series in the world spanning 55 years and winning over 100 awards, to keep track with the show itself, attracting new audiences to its ever-growing global fanbase. Our umbrella factual brand, BBC Earth, has spawned internet-breaking shows such as Blue Planet II and Planet Earth II, reaching audiences through TV, branded channels, live events, digital and social media, augmented and virtual reality, cinema, and consumer products.