BBC Worldwide and polyband continue successful partnership

Press release - May 11, 2015

(Munich/Cologne – 11.5.2015) – BBC Worldwide and the Splendid subsidiary Polyband Medien GmbH (polyband) have once again affirmed the strong partnership they have had since 2000.


The two partners will continue their good cooperation for another five years. As part of a new "first look output" deal, all titles from the current and new BBC Worldwide portfolio will be furthermore offered first to polyband for release on DVD and Blu-ray in the German-speaking market. Over the course of the long and successful cooperation thus far, numerous joint projects have been realized, in particular top titles such as PLANET EARTH, SHERLOCK, LITTLE BRITAIN, and DOCTOR WHO.


Swetlana Winkel, CEO of polyband, looks ahead confidently at the future projects: “I am very pleased that our many years of successful cooperation with the BBC will continue. The BBC Worldwide’s high quality productions and polyband’s professional marketing are very well matched and offer buyers the best entertainment in the highest quality.”


Isabelle Helle, CEO of BBC Worldwide Germany added,

“In a time of rapid digital convergence, physical business in Germany is still immensely important for BBC Worldwide. We are very pleased to be able to successfully continue the partnership with polyband that we have developed over many years.”


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