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The BBC Video Wiki is a fan created database which covers all aspects of BBC Video company. Tis wiki aims to cover all aspects of BBC video including the VHS, The Dvds, Annuals released etc. Since this is a fan created wiki, this means that anyone is free to edit and add what they know!

The companyEdit

BBC Video was established in 1980 as a division of BBC Enterprises (later BBC Worldwide) with John Ross Barnard as the head.

At launch, the BBC had no agreement with British talent unions such as Equity or the Musician's Union (MU), so BBC Video was limited in the television programming it could release. Initially, video cassette and laser-disc releases were either programmes with no Equity or MU involvement, such as natural history and other documentaries, or material licensed from third parties, including feature films such as High Noon and the first video release of Deep Purple's California Jam concert.

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