Thank you for your message to BBC Entertainment Europe.
BBC Entertainment is operated by BBC Worldwide, the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the BBC. We build the BBC's brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world by investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC, and returning profits to the BBC public service. For more information about BBC Worldwide, you may like to visit www.bbcworldwide.com.
As we are a separate entity to the BBC, we do not receive free or automatic access to content originally shown on the BBC's public service channels in the UK. We have to bid against other broadcasters for the rights to the programmes we show on BBC Entertainment, and we are unable to offer a replication of the BBC's public service channels on an international basis. If a programme is shown on BBC One, for example, it is not guaranteed to be shown on BBC Entertainment. We also invest in content which was originally shown on other channels in the UK, such as Alan Carr: Chatty Man, DCI Banks, and Mad Dogs, so that we can offer a wide variety of programmes to our viewers.
We hope that this explanation is helpful.