Tue, 04/06/2013 - 11:13
Macmillan Children's Books has acquired the tie-in publishing licence for the upcoming film, "Walking with Dinosaurs: The 3D Movie".
Macmillan has bought UK and Commonwealth rights from BBC Worldwide in the property, and will publish its first titles in November.
The initial titles will be: Walking with...
Tue, 19/03/2013 - 09:45
Travel guide publisher Lonely Planet is to be sold by BBC Worldwide to US-based media company NC2, following BBC Trust approval. BBC Worldwide has agreed the sale of the business, which it has owned 100% of since 2011, having paid £130m over two stages.
BBC Worldwide will receive AU$75m (£51.5m) for 100% of Lonely Planet...
Thu, 06/12/2012 - 12:07
BBC Worldwide may be looking to sell Lonely Planet, the Guardian has reported. The newspaper claims the the BBC's commercial arm could be looking for an outside investor or a potential sale of the travel publisher.
Tue, 12/07/2011 - 12:16
BBC Worldwide has written down £33.8m off the value of Lonely Planet, blaming the strong Australian dollar and challenges to the travel sector.
The broadcaster bought 75% of the business in 2007 for £89m and paid a further £42m for the remaining shares earlier this year. However, in parent BBC Worldwide's (BBCW)...
Mon, 21/02/2011 - 09:03
Lonely Planet founders Tony and Maureen Wheeler have ended their ties with Lonely Planet, the guidebook publisher they founded in 1973. BBC Worldwide acquired 75% of the publisher in 2007 for £89m, and has now paid a further £42m for the remaining shares.
The move sees the Wheelers step out of the business they have been...
Wed, 14/07/2010 - 16:30
BBC Worldwide has sold 85% of BBC Audiobooks to AudioGo Limited. BBC Worldwide will retain a 15% stake in the business, but has exited the majority of the audiobooks business, including BBC Audiobooks America. The sum realised for the sale was not disclosed.
The move follows...
Tue, 06/07/2010 - 08:37
BBC Worldwide is continuing to look at selling off its audiobooks business, after sales and profits fell at its 'Audio & Music' division. The unit reported sales of £25.9m in the 12 months ending 31st March 2010, down from £27.2m a year earlier. This led to a profit of £1.7m, down from £3m a last year....
Tue, 02/03/2010 - 13:07
Travel publisher Lonely Planet appears to have escaped unscathed from the BBC cutbacks announced today (2nd March) despite previously being deemed as "the most egregious example" of the company's expansion beyond its existing remit.
BBC Worldwide's acquisition of Lonely Planet has been surrounded by controversy since...
Mon, 25/01/2010 - 15:52
A part of BBC Worldwide should be sold to create "a major global brand for distributing UK content" according to a House of Lords report into the future of the British film and television industry.
The report, published today (25th January) said: "Despite the BBC Trust's apparent intention to prevent the changes in BBC...
Thu, 24/09/2009 - 07:55
Travel publishers have said that a Select Committee report has piled pressure on BBC Worldwide to review its acquisition of Lonely Planet.
A report published on Wednesday (23rd September) by the Commons' Culture, Media and...