As Head of Children’s in BBC Worldwide’s Content business, Nathan Waddington is responsible for the Children’s portfolio within the company’s programme sales catalogue. His role includes content development and co-productions and supporting the global TV sales teams to deliver children’s content to clients. Nathan reports to Henrietta Hurford- Jones, Director of Children’s content at BBC Worldwide.
Nathan joined BBC Worldwide in November 2011 from Planet Nemo, where he was Director of International Sales and Co-productions. While at Planet Nemo, he concurrently worked with Digital Rights Group on its kids business, Little Portman, working closely with its international sales team to develop live action comedies co-produced with CBBC.
Nathan has over 18 years’ experience in children’s television. He began his career at Nickelodeon working in compliance and programme acquisitions, before becoming Programming Manager for Fox Kids’ UK channel. He went on to become Head of Programming, Jetix Nordic, Poland & C&EE (formerly Fox Kids Scandinavia) and later took up the role of Head of Acquisitions for Jetix UK. Nathan was then promoted to Director of Pan-European Acquisitions & UK Programming for Jetix Europe (formerly Fox Kids Europe).