BBC Studios has signed a content material cope with Xigua Video, the Chinese language streaming service owned by TikTok’s father or mother firm ByteDance.
Beneath the settlement, Xigua will get unique rights to hold BBC and PBS’s three-part pure historical past co-production Primates, in addition to science documentary Hubble: The Wonders of House Revealed. One other ByteDance platform, Toutiao, will even have entry to the exhibits.
Main BBC pure historical past documentaries Blue Planet, Planet Earth and Frozen Planet are included within the Xigua deal, in addition to kids’s packages Bluey and Hey Duggee, and drama Orphan Black.
Phil Hardman, BBC Studios’ appearing normal supervisor for Higher China, stated: “This content material cope with Xigua Video in China takes our partnership to a brand new stage and we’re delighted that our daring, British and inventive content material could have such a powerful presence. It achieves a balanced all-genre presence on Xigua Video, and we will even be adapting short-form content material to fulfill the wants of customers and the platform.”