Sony’s subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) platform Crackle is to exclusively deliver three BBC series across Latin America and the Caribbean.
BBC Worldwide and Sony Pictures Television Networks have reached an agreement to add the shows Top of the Lake, Top of the Lake: China Girl and Born to Kill to the SVOD service. Top of the Lake: China Girl will be reaching LATAM audiences for the first time.
“This agreement is a milestone for BBC Worldwide in the region as it enables us to reach the Latin American audiences with some of our acclaimed shows through Sony’s SVOD,” pointed out Anna Gordon, EVP, BBC Worldwide Latin America/US Hispanic. “With this, BBC Worldwide strengthens its position in the OTT market.”
Since it decided to refocus on over-the-top (OTT) content distribution and withdrew most of its channels from the region, BBC Worldwide has reached content agreements with some of the larger VOD services in LATAM, including Televisa’s blim and Qubit.tv.
Top of the Lake, which aired across the region on Sundance TV, reached an average 2.7 million viewers during its latest season in the UK, while the sequel, Top of the Lake: China Girl, has just received a 2018 Golden Globe nomination.
Born to Kill is a new series, which has averaged 2.6 million viewers in the UK, becoming one of the 10 most-watched shows of Channel 4.