BBC America is a satellite and digital cable company broadcasting across the US. It is a joint venture between BBC Worldwide and AMC Networks. Unlike the BBC (British Broadcasting Company) in the UK, BBC America is financed through advertising and licensing fees.
Originally broadcasting British television and BBC programming from its inception in 1998, today BBC America offers a wide array of programming from a uniquely British perspective in high definition available from most television service providers across the US. They also offer on-demand programming in most venues.
The coveted BBC World News is also available on BBC America providing top tier international news broadcasting. BBC World News offers a unique perspective on the news of the day with several thousand of their own journalists covering news up to the minute throughout the world, with the highest quality standards, from 66 countries and many more news bureaus.
More recently BBC America has advanced their programming based on ratings of course but also betting on the further development of new British style shows for which they are best known and appreciated, such as The Game, Intruders and Orphan Black.