BBC AMERICA delivers US audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming.

BBC AMERICA delivers U.S. audiences high-quality, innovative and intelligent programming. Established in 1998, it has been the launch pad for talent embraced by American mainstream pop culture, including Ricky Gervais, Gordon Ramsay, Graham Norton, and successful programming formats including ground-breaking non-scripted television like Top Gear and top-rated science-fiction like Doctor Who. Owned by BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, BBC AMERICA has attracted both critical acclaim and major awards including four Emmy® Awards, five Golden Globes® and 12 Peabody Awards. The channel attracts one of cable’s most affluent and educated audiences and is available on cable and satellite TV in 80 million homes. It broadcasts in both standard and high-definition, with content available On Demand across all major digital platforms. Online, is the place to go to dig deeper into pop culture with a British twist. Find out more by visiting or follow us on


ADDRESS: 1120 Avenue of the Americas
5th Floor
New York, NY 10036
MAIN PHONE: 212 705 9300
PARENT COMPANY: BBC AMERICA is a product of BBC Television, creator of BBC ONE and BBC TWO in the UK , and BBC Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC. BBC Worldwide is Europe’s largest exporter of television programs and a major international broadcaster, publisher and co-producer.
OWNERSHIP: BBC AMERICA is wholly owned and editorially controlled by the BBC.
LAUNCH DATE: March 29, 1998
HOURS: 24 hours per day
PROGRAMMING: BBC spends $3 billion per year on content. BBC AMERICA cherry picks the best presenting award-winning original programming plus classic U.S. favorites.
AD SALES: Advertising sales for BBC AMERICA and its VOD channel BBC AMERICA On-Demand moved in-house on April 1, 2008. It had been previously handled by Discovery.
DISTRIBUTION: BBC AMERICA is available on cable and satellite TV in standard and high definition. Please contact our distribution team to learn more about carrying BBC AMERICA. For more information, go to:
SISTER CHANNEL: BBC World News, the 24-hour global TV news channel, offers US audiences high-quality global news from the BBC’s network of global correspondents, as well as documentaries and current affairs programming. BBC World News, with access to more than 70 international newsgathering bureaus, has the largest audience of any BBC channel in the world, reaching over 350 million households and broadcasting in over 200 countries and territories worldwide. It is owned and operated by BBC Global News Ltd. For more information visit US press contact: Penny Crook, International Communications – BBC Global News – Americas.
AWARDS: BBC AMERICA has won numerous awards including five Golden Globes® , four Emmy® Awards, and 12 Peabody Awards.



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