Myleeta Aga

Netflix appoints former BBC Studios exec for Southeast Asia, Oz

Netflix has appointed former BBC Studios (BBCS) exec Myleeta Aga to oversee programming for the service in Southeast Asia and Australia and unveiled an expanded deal with Karan Johar. Aga was until recently in interim charge of BBC Studios’ operations across Asia, a role she took up in July after former chief David Weiland returned […]

BBC Studios appoints Australia chief to head new Asia-Pac division

BBC Studios (BBCS) has created a new Asia-Pacific business that will be headed up by former Australia & New Zealand boss Jon Penn, with the company’s former acting chief for Asia departing. Jon Penn has been appointed exec VP of APAC, which will bring together the public broadcaster’s commercial operations across Asia with its activities […]

BBC Studios’ Asia chief steps down

BBC Studios’ exec VP of Asia David Weiland (pictured) is stepping down from his position to take on a new globally-facing role focused on the company’s working culture. Weiland is returning to the UK to take up the newly created position of exec VP of engagement for BBC Studios, having spent five years overseeing operations […]

BBC Three’s Stupid Man Smart Phone lands in Singapore

Kalel Productions’ BBC Three fact ent format Stupid Man, Smart Phone is heading to Singapore.   BBC Studios Distribution has sold the 8 x 30-minute format into Mediacorp’s English-language free-to-air network Channel 5. The show, which was originally produced by Kalel and Second Star Productions in association with BBC Brit, will be available on Mediacorp’s OTT […]

BBC sets up new Office in India

BBC mockumentary sitcom The Office is to be remade in India. Aditya Birla Group’s Applause Entertainment has acquired rights to the Ricky Gervais comedy, news that comes as the BBC Worldwide Showcase continues in Liverpool, UK. The Indian Office will follow paper company Wilkins Chawla and its boss, Jagdeep Chaddha, who tries to motivate his team in a downbeat […]

BBCWW strikes 600-hour Amazon India deal

BBC Worldwide has shopped a huge package of BBC content to Amazon for its recently-launched Prime streaming service in India. The programming is in the popular factual and preschool kids categories. Several kids shows will be heading into the Indian market for the first time under the terms of the deal, including CBeebies’ Clangers, Dinopaws […]

Indian SVOD deal for Worldwide

Indian satellite pay TV operator Tata Sky has acquired a package of UK dramas for its on-demand services and will launch them on a branded BBC block. The deal gives Tata Sky a new and classic British dramas from BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the UK public broadcaster. It is the first time it […]

FX buys Doctor Who in Indian first

The FX channel in India has acquired Doctor Who, the popular and long-running British sci-fi series, in a first for Indian TV. Fox-owned Star runs FX, whcih has picked up eight seasons of the show and will start airing episodes in mid-May. BBC Worldwide distributes the BBC-produced series and struck the FX deal. The series […]

BBC Worldwide poaches ex-UTV exec

BBC Worldwide’s Indian arm has appointed Akhauri Sinha as its COO of content and production. Based in Mumbai, he will report to Myleeta Aga, senior VP and general manager, India, and content head for Asia. In the role, he will oversee BBCWW India’s production business, including its BBCWW formats development and originally-produced formats in both […]

BBC Worldwide launching new version of Dancing with the Stars in India

BBC Worldwide is launching a second version of its Dancing with the Stars (aka Strictly Come Dancing) format in India, TBI has learned. Myleeta Aga, general manager and creative head of BBC Worldwide Productions India, told TBI the new regional version of the talent show will launch in March and that she would like to […]