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Created in 1998, BBC AMERICA is a hub of innovative, culturally contagious programming like the ground-breaking un-scripted series Top Gear, the top-rated science-fiction phenomenon Doctor Who, and the fan-favorite Orphan Black. The influential network has been the launch pad for talent including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, and Graham Norton — all adopted as American pop culture icons. A joint venture between BBC Worldwide (the commercial arm of the BBC) and AMC Networks, BBCA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The irrepressible network has garnered one of cable’s most curious, educated and affluent audiences, with many properties boasting super-fan levels of engagement. Available on cable and satellite TV, BBC America broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, is available On Demand across all major digital platforms and offers full episodes online at bbcamerica.com. Find out more by visiting press.bbcamerica.com or follow us on twitter.com/bbcamerica.

FAST FACTS

ADDRESS: 11 Penn Plaza
17th Floor
New York, NY 10001
OWNERSHIP: BBC AMERICA is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of BBC, and AMC Networks.
LAUNCH DATE: March 29, 1998
PROGRAMMING: BBC AMERICA combines quality award-winning British television with its own homegrown originals. Key shows include the global sci-fi hit Doctor Who, the world’s most popular car show Top Gear, and original conspiracy drama Orphan Black.
EXECUTIVES: Ed Carroll, COO, AMC Networks
Sarah Barnett, President and GM, BBC AMERICA
DISTRIBUTION: BBC AMERICA is available on cable and satellite TV in standard and high definition. For more information, go to: http://affiliate.amcnetworks.com/
WEBSITE: www.bbcamerica.com
 
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