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splendid medien AG: polyband and BBC Worldwide to collaborate in
Benelux countries too

22.05.2013 / 10:44


polyband and BBC Worldwide to collaborate in Benelux countries too

(Munich/Cologne - 22.05.2013) - BBC Worldwide and polyband Medien GmbH, a
subsidiary of Splendid Medien AG, are to extend their longstanding
successful collaboration to include the Netherlands, Belgium and

In the future, polyband will also distribute selected BBC Worldwide content
exclusively in the Benelux countries. Initial projects will include the
science and history documentaries 'Rise of the Continents' and 'Pompeii -
Secrets of the Petrified Bodies' and the dramedy series 'A Young Doctor's
Notebook' starring Harry Potter actor Daniel Radcliffe. The team led by
Andrew Ernster, who in the past five years has successfully established the
Benelux business of Splendid Film, will take responsibility for the local
sales organisation.

Swetlana Winkel, Managing Director of polyband, made the following comment:
'I am absolutely delighted that we now have the opportunity to expand our
longstanding productive collaboration with BBC Worldwide on an
international scale. Our Benelux team will ensure that our customers in the
Benelux countries receive the very best entertainment in the very highest

Andrew Ernster, Head of Sales Benelux: 'I am thrilled to be able to enhance
the portfolio of the Splendid Group in the Benelux countries with the
addition of high-quality product offerings from BBC Worldwide. This will
enable us to target new customer groups and further expand our market

Gabriele Galassi, New Head of Benelux, BBC Worldwide added, 'The
Netherlands, Belgium and Luxemburg are important to our DVD publishing

business so we are very pleased to extend our partnership with Polyband, a
company that we have successfully worked with in other territories.'

BBC Worldwide and polyband have been working together since 2000 in various
territories with polyband distributing a wide range of very successful
titles including 'Planet Earth', 'Sherlock', 'Little Britain', 'Doctor Who'
and 'Frozen Planet'.

For further information please contact:

Splendid Medien AG
Karin Opgenoorth
Alsdorfer Str. 3
50933 Köln
Tel.: +49 (0) 221-95 42 32 99
Fax: +49 (0) 221-95 42 32 613

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Language: English
Company: splendid medien AG
Alsdorfer Str. 3
50933 Köln
Phone: +49 (0)221 9542 32 99
Fax: +49 (0)221 9542 32 613
E-mail: info(at)
ISIN: DE0007279507
WKN: 727950
Listed: Regulierter Markt in Frankfurt (General Standard);
Freiverkehr in Berlin, Düsseldorf, München, Stuttgart

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