The River Group and BBC Worldwide celebrate launch of BBC Earth Magazine

by Alistair Read - Friday 4th November 2016 - 3:54 pm

LAUNCH OF BBC 'EARTH' MAGAzine Photo by Dave Benett


On Wednesday evening The River Group were delighted to host the launch of BBC Earth magazine at the Sea Life London Aquarium. A fantastic evening saw guests enjoying the aquatic sights of turtles, sharks, fish – and two divers reading BBC Earth magazine underwater!


Speeches from Nicola Murphy, CEO of The River Group, and Andrew Moultrie, Director of Consumer Products, Publishing and Web Properties for BBC Worldwide, highlighted the impressive amount of work that has gone into the partnership so far. And a video took us behind the scenes as the first issue of BBC Earth magazine rolled off the printing press.


“I’ve always wanted to publish a magazine like BBC Earth. It is a privilege to have access to such an extraordinary wealth of BBC content, knowledge and magic and to be able to make this come to life in the pages of a beautiful new monthly title. The fact this marks the launch of a new partnership between The River Group and BBC Worldwide is the most exciting way to celebrate the future of our two businesses working together”

Nicola Murphy, CEO, The River Group    


Nicholas Brett and Nicola Murphy attend the launch of BBC Earth magazine at SEA LIFE London Aquarium on November 2, 2016 in London, England. Photo by Dave Benett


CEO of The River Group, Nicola Murphy, and Director of Editorial Governance at BBC Worldwide, Nicholas Brett, enjoying the launch event for BBC Earth magazine.




Celebrities that attended the event included Caprice, Henry Conway and Camilla Rutherford.


Behind the scenes of the BBC Earth magazine.



The River Group

The River Group is a content innovation agency. We create end-to-end content ecosystems that fuel customer engagement and loyalty. We create, deploy, measure and constantly refine content programmes that integrate with our client’s existing technology and data platforms. Where they don’t exist, we build them.


We evaluate, embrace and execute innovative content solutions to marketing and commercial challenges and we create exceptional content to engage, entertain and inform.  The structure of our five planning labs and five delivery hubs enables us to effectively embrace fragmenting channels and new technology disruption and so achieve our mission goal- the creation of great content which has great value for both brand and audience.


Our clients include Co-op Food, Holland & Barrett, Superdrug, Weight Watchers International, Princess Cruises, The Ramblers, McCarthy & Stone, The Perfume Shop, Visit Britain and World First. We are 22 years old with 104 staff and work for clients in the UK, Europe and the USA.




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BBC Worldwide

BBC Worldwide is the main commercial arm and a wholly owned subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Its vision is to build the BBC’s brands, audiences, commercial returns and reputation across the world. This is achieved through investing in, commercialising and showcasing content from the BBC around the world, in a way that is consistent with BBC standards and values. The business also champions British creativity globally. In 2015/16, BBC Worldwide generated headline profits of £133.8m and headline sales of £1,029.4m and returned £222.2m to the BBC.For more detailed performance information please see our Annual Review webpage:,



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