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About BBC America

BBC America is a basic cable network providing television entertainment. The channel primarily airs sci-fi and action series and films, as well as selected programs such as the nature documentary series. It operates as a commercial-supported channel and accepts traditional advertising. The company was founded in 1998 and is based in New York, New York. It was acquired by BBC Studios and AMC Networks.

Headquarters Location

11 Penn Plaza 17th Floor

New York, New York, 10001,

United States

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Latest BBC America News

‘Happy Valley’ Final Season on AMC Networks Trio

May 23, 2023

(Image credit: AMC Networks) Season three of British crime drama Happy Valley premieres on Acorn TV, AMC Plus and BBC America May 22. Sally Wainwright is behind  the show. It will be the final season. Sarah Lancashire, James Norton and Rhys Connah are in the cast. There are six episodes. The season sees Lancashire’s Sergeant Catherine Cawood discover the remains of a gangland murder victim, sparking a chain of events that leads her straight back to murderer and rapist Tommy Lee Royce, played by Norton. Catherine’s grandson Ryan (Connah) has his own ideas about what kind of relationship he wants to have with Tommy, the man Catherine still refuses to acknowledge as his father. Still battling the never-ending problem of drugs in the valley, Catherine is ready to retire, but has this final case to solve. Siobhan Finneran plays Catherine’s sister Clare. Set in West Yorkshire, Happy Valley is a Lookout Point production for the BBC, co-produced with AMC Networks. The series is written and created by Sally Wainwright. She executive produces with Sarah Lancashire, Faith Penhale and Will Johnston for Lookout Point, and Ben Irving and Rebecca Ferguson for the BBC. BBC Studios owns Lookout Point.

BBC America Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • When was BBC America founded?

    BBC America was founded in 1998.

  • Where is BBC America's headquarters?

    BBC America's headquarters is located at 11 Penn Plaza, New York.

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