Iñaki Ferreras ©RapidTVNews | 05-08-2011

BBC Worldwide will introduce its new programming season at the BBC Showcase Latin America event from 28-30 August in Rio de Janeiro.

The broadcaster’s new content library is made up of more than 50,000 hours. Among them, 2,000 content hours are in HDTV, 575 are in Spanish, and it also has a wide range of digital offerings.

Matt Forde, Executive Vice President of Sales and Co-productions at BBC Worldwide, said: “Rio de Janeiro has been a perfect host city to our Showcase events over the past seven years, allowing us the valuable opportunity to connect with new and long-standing clients in both Brazil and across Latin America. We have a strong line-up of programmes this year, especially in the drama and natural history genres.”
Among some of the BBC’s most popular productions in Latin America are Dr Who, Torchwood: Miracle Day and Frozen Planet.