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BBC Worldwide reports record profit

May 25, 2010

Selling shows overseas including Doctor Who, as well as the sale of formats of The Office, Top Gear and Strictly Come Dancing etc, have helped BBC Worldwide to record profits this year of around £140 million (E162m). The figure, described by the corporation as an “indicative guidance”, is a significant improvement on last year’s £103 million.

BBC Worldwide this month signalled its intent to produce more projects in-house instead of selling formats to Hollywood studios, and hired Vlad Wolynetz, an American TV executive whose successes include the advertising drama Mad Men, to help lead the effort.

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