polyband and BBC Worldwide to collaborate in Benelux countries too
Press release - May 22, 2013
(Munich/Cologne – 22.05.2013) – BBC Worldwide and polyband Medien GmbH, a subsidiary of Splendid Medien AG, are to extend their longstanding successful collaboration to include the Netherlands, Belgium and Luxembourg.
In the future, polyband will also distribute selected BBC Worldwide content exclusively in the Benelux countries. Initial projects will include the science and history documentaries “Rise of the Continents” and “Pompeii – Secrets of the Petrified Bodies” and the dramedy series “A Young Doctor’s Notebook” starring Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe. The team led by Andrew Ernster, who in the past five years has successfully established the Benelux business of Splendid Film, will take responsibility for the local sales organisation.
Swetlana Winkel, Managing Director of polyband, made the following comment: “I am absolutely delighted that we now have the opportunity to expand our longstanding productive collaboration with BBC Worldwide on an international scale. Our Benelux team will ensure that our customers in the Benelux countries receive the very best entertainment in the very highest quality.”
Andrew Ernster, Head of Sales Benelux: “I am thrilled to be able to enhance the portfolio of the Splendid Group in the Benelux countries with the addition of high-quality product offerings from BBC Worldwide. This will enable us to target new customer groups and further expand our market position.”
Gabriele Galassi, New Head of Benelux, BBC Worldwide added, “The Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg are important to our DVD publishing business so we are very pleased to extend our partnership with Polyband, a company that we have successfully worked with in other territories.”
BBC Worldwide and polyband have been working together since 2000 in various territories with polyband distributing a wide range of very successful titles including “Planet Earth”, “Sherlock”, “Little Britain”, “Doctor Who” and “Frozen Planet”.