In Latin America, we’re continually innovating and looking for new opportunities to grow the BBC brands globally, by providing an international platform for the best of British creativity, driving exports and showcasing the BBC UK creative industries. For Latin and Hispanic America the BBC differentiator drives forth deals with content buyers, Subscription Video-on-Demand (SVOD) partners and format sales customers.
We work with local producers to develop favorite BBC formats. We have had great success with Dancing with the Stars which is currently beginning its 3rd season in Costa Rica, its 4th season in Panama and first season in Colombia. For the first time ever we are airing the show daily on broadcast TV. Additionally, local adaptations of our world renowned programmes like What Not to Wear and Bake Off Brazil - Mão na Massa (the first ever free to air show) continues to be a hit in Brazil.
The CBeebies app is an example of how we strive to build engagement through digital innovation beyond traditional distribution routes. Last year, we launched the CBeebies app in the region with content available in Spanish, English and Portuguese, and featuring a SVOD service that enables parents to stream content on mobile devices. The app offers complete episodes of CBeebies’ renowned children’s programming, along with educational games, parenting information and the possibility to watch on demand content, whenever and wherever viewers want it. It is a trusted place where pre-schoolers learn through interactive play, a place where their questions about the world around them are answered in creative energetic ways that keep them utterly enthralled.
Now we are looking to expand our content offer to more customers across free-to-air networks and pay-TV programmers to cable operators. We are keen to create more amazing digital content and strengthen production relationships in local markets.
We seek to add to our talented teams in 19 territories across Latin America. People who have great vision, are passionate about BBC content, generate sales, push the boundaries of local production or spot a new business opportunity are exactly who we’re looking for.
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We strive to get the best of children pre-school programming to families in Latin and Hispanic America. We engage with our passionate fans through the CBeebies app, SVOD service and our very own linear channel.
Our office locations
The BBC’s ground-breaking dramas, entertainment shows and innovative docudramas leave viewers in Mexico wanting more. Our Mexico City office works in partnership with key broadcasters, supports content sales and bring a constant stream of landmark programmes to the region. Keen to join us?View Jobs
Our production office in São Paulo continues to expand its TV distribution, channels and digital media businesses, and works in partnership with networks across Latin America. Play your part in growing BBC Studios activities in the region.View Jobs
Meet our people
We're people like Andy Fernandez
Andy, who brings a fresh look and approach to every project as a Senior Producer in Singapore.
"My career in TV production began in Bombay back in 1994 and five years later I moved to a cable and satellite television network in Singapore. I fell in love with the city and have been here ever since. I did spend a few months with a production house, but broadcast has always been my thing. Nine years ago I joined BBC Worldwide as a Producer and I haven't looked back, continually developing my broadcast skills and growing my career."
"What I really enjoy about my job is that I have both production and management responsibilities: I'm involved in producing promotional videos, mainly for On Air but also for Sales and Marketing, but I also guide and direct creative decisions and oversee the team's workflow. The opportunity to work with premium, quality-based programming on a daily basis is all the motivation you need, and I try to bring a fresh look and approach to every project – I really put my heart and soul into every job, staying positive even when things don't go so well. I also enjoy the working culture. There's mutual respect throughout the whole team and I'm always learning from others."
We're people like Chris Cole
Chris, whose entrepreneurial talents enable him to brainstorm ideas and fight fires as Executive Vice President, Strategic Partnerships/Projects in New York.
"Before I joined BBC Worldwide, I spent 14 years as an executive producer and a year as part of the BBC's commissioning team. This involved working with both in-house and independent productions in the USA and UK, and delivering science and natural history projects across BBC channels. It's great to compliment and use that experience in the commercial world. My role has allowed me to develop my interests in factual entertainment, and with BBC Worldwide, you're guaranteed great content, a great brand and great people – all rolled up into one organisation."
"I'm responsible for developing and driving strategic business growth for our factual content in North America including sales, co-productions and front list SVOD. It's about being positive, creative and entrepreneurial, and there's a lot to my role from supporting my team to brainstorming ideas on how to get the best deal done. I talk to clients, solve problems, fight fires... and generally make stuff happen! If I were to pick one highlight from my three years here, it would be negotiating a new co-production output deal with the Public Broadcasting Service in America to support the BBC's pipeline of great factual content."
We're people like Orlando Turner
Orlando, whose role as an AV Systems Engineer has allowed him to learn from the best talent in the industry.
We're people like Ellie Pullan
Ellie, a Programming Executive on the Digital Children’s team, who helps to facilitate various teams' KPIs through supporting digital-first campaigns.
We're people like Jay Jaxon
Jay, who's a problem-solver extraordinaire as Operations Director in Miami.
"Operations in Miami provides end-to-end support to our Latin America region. That means ensuring our content is secure and our people are safe, providing playout and distribution to our channels business, creating cost-efficient, sustainable and reliant workflows to the sales content team - and anything else the region needs. You can imagine how much of my day is spent solving problems; it really keeps me on my toes."
"I started in live events before moving into the music business as an audio engineer. I then moved into TV and the rest, as they say, is history. I've been witness to some fascinating changes as we've moved from tape to tapeless, from tapeless to file-based environments, from linear TV to non-linear and video on demand platforms."
"I decided to develop my career on the Operations side of the business and I've been at BBC Worldwide for two and a half years now. I've been fortunate to be able to build an incredible team around me, the people here really are first class. While I might have been around a bit I'm still learning, particularly on developing my leadership skills and technical knowledge."
We're people like Rosie Thomas
Rosie, whose favourite part of her job as a Producer of Green Planet is the opportunity learn and travel.