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BBC Worldwide

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BBC Worldwide (formerly known as BBC Enterprises) was the commercial arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation which was involved in Blake's 7 licensing throughout its history.

The department had its origins with the formation of BBC Enterprises in 1969. At this point, it was merely concerned with selling BBC programmes to other broadcasters, with licensing and merchandise handled by other departments such as BBC Publications. In 1979, BBC Enterprises was firmly established as a company owned by the BBC for the exploitation of their properties. Gradually over the next few years, the existing departments would be absorbed into it. It was during this period that BBC Video, a subdivision of BBC Enterprises, would arrange the first home video releases of Blake's 7.

The change of name to BBC Worldwide occurred in 1995, with the new department representing the BBC's ownership of Blake's 7 with regards licensing, such as to Fabulous Films. Their audio department would be responsible for the release of the Blake's 7 radio plays on home media. They would have majority ownership of 2|Entertain, the company responsible for the Blake's 7 DVD releases.

BBC Worldwide ceased to operate as a company in 2018 when it was absorbed into BBC Studios.

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