EIDR Business

EIDR Adds BBC Studios, MediadataTV to International Ranks

The Entertainment ID Registry (EIDR) continues to expand its international member ranks with the recent addition of two notable media and entertainment industry players: BBC Studios and MediadataTV.

BBC Studios

BBC Studios, the British content subsidiary of the BBC, is comprised of content creation (BBC Studios Productions), distribution (Global Media & Streaming), and licensing (Brands & Licensing) divisions, and all told has doubled both revenues and profits in the last five years.

BBC Studios boasts nearly 54,000 hours of programming across every genre, with content created not only for the BBC, but also for partners including Apple, Amazon, Disney, and Netflix, with further distribution to AMC Networks, France Télévisions, NHK, Nine Australia, PBS, NBC Universal, Warner Bros. Discovery and ZDF.

The company’s brands include “Dancing with the Stars,” “Doctor Who,” “Bluey,” “Top Gear” and “BBC Earth” and BBC Studios’ Global Media & Streaming business covers international direct-to-consumer streaming platforms, international TV channels, global content monetization and the global commercial operations of BBC News, outside of the UK, along with BBC.com.

The business includes 33 BBC-branded channel feeds available in more than 120 territories, and BBC Studios co-owns channels with other broadcasting partners such as BBC AMERICA with AMC Networks, BBC Earth in partnership with Sony in India, and BBC Earth and BBC First, with Blue Ant Media in Canada. The company also partners with ITV to offer audiences in eight markets the UK streaming service BritBox International. BBC Studios also owns and operate UKTV.


MediadataTV is a leading provider of electronic program guide (EPG) solutions and metadata entertainment in Spanish, with entertainment guides and applications for TV content, movies and celebrity information reaching more than 12 million consumers every day.

The Barcelona-based company’s customers and partners include top pay TV operators, media service providers, consumer electronics manufacturers, broadcasters, mobile and social TV app developers, content rights holders, advertisers, web sites and newspapers both throughout Spain and internationally in Europe and much of Latin America.

MediadataTV’s multi-language program database is used by entertainment and technology brands around the world including Telefónica- MovistarTV, Canal +, ONO-TiVo, Vodafone, Orange, RTVE, Yahoo, Televisa, Viacom, NBCUniversal, GfK and more.

The company’s comprehensive TV database offers in-depth categorization with nearly 50 fields of information, including high quality pictures, for every TV program, a feature that allows MediadataTV to output data to meet any EPG specification and to offer sophisticated services like season passes and remote recordings.