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BBC Studios content deal with WeAre8

BBC Studios has partnered with WeAre8, the B-Corp social media app, on a distribution deal for BBC Earth content; the first of its kind between the platform and a broadcaster. Launching in January 2024, the three-year commitment will see BBC Studios Social release over 100 clips per year on the WeAre8 social app in the […]

October 31, 2023

BBC Studios, Nippon TV development partnership

BBC Studios and Nippon TV, the Japanese media and entertainment company, have partnered to co-develop a new comedy gameshow format Koso Koso. BBC Studios will act as distributor for the format globally, with Nippon TV leading distribution in Asia. The format launches to international customers at BBC Studios Showcase in February 2024. The new format […]

October 18, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

Planet Earth III sees success with international buyers

BBC Studios has announced strong international pre sales of the third instalment of its Natural History Unit’s BAFTA award-winning series, Planet Earth, presented by Sir David Attenborough. The eight-part series produced by BBC Studios’ Natural History Unit and co-produced by BBC America, ZDF and France Télévisions in partnership with The Open University has sold to: […]

October 17, 2023Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

BBC Studios appoints SVPs for EMEA

BBC Studios has announced that Chris Kinsman and Rebecca Ransley have been promoted to the newly created roles of Senior Vice President Factual and Senior Vice President Scripted for BBC Studios’ Content Sales Markets EMEA. Based in London and reporting to Nick Percy, President of Global Markets, Kinsman and Ransley will lead the teams responsible […]

October 5, 2023

BBC Studios appoints Raia to Brands & Licensing Division

BBC Studios has announced that Suzy Raia, SVP Consumer Products & Business Development, and her New York based team will join the Brands & Licensing Division from October 2nd. Raia will report into Nicki Sheard, President of Brands and Licensing.   Led by President Sheard, Brands and Licensing extends audiences enjoyment of their favourite programmes […]

September 26, 2023

BBC to expand US streaming

Tim Davie, the BBC Director General, told RTS Cambridge that further streamer roll-outs in the US offer “great potential” as the UK broadcaster looks to commercial arm BBC Studios for increasing revenues. BBC Studios returned £362 million (€419m) to its parent last year, with content investment of £177 million. “We’re looking at on demand services […]

September 20, 2023

BBC Studios combines Formats area

BBC Studios is merging its three Formats areas and fully integrating its worldwide network of production bases to create a new Global Entertainment business that will offer a single face to the market. BBC says that combining these teams will “empower the creation and international expansion of new formats and continue to build and grow […]

September 19, 2023

AMC Networks shows for UKTV

UKTV and BBC Studios have secured the UK and Benelux rights to a number of shows from AMC Networks in a joint deal. The shows are Mrs Sidhu Investigates, Darby and Joan Season 1, Signora Volpe Season 1 and Whitstable Pearl Seasons 1-2 for its free-to-air channel Drama and free streaming service UKTV Play; Dark […]

September 12, 2023

BBC Studios names Poulter as VP Digital – Commercial

BBC Studios, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has announced the appointment of Nat Poulter, former Co-CEO of global social publisher Jungle Creations, as Vice President of Digital – Commercial, effective immediately. Based in London, Poulter will be responsible for building a cross-platform digital consumer proposition across a portfolio of new and expanding brands with […]

September 12, 2023

Attenborough returns for Planet Earth III

BBC Studios Natural History Unit has confirmed that Sir David Attenborough will present Planet Earth III, the third instalment of the landmark wildlife series. Mike Gunton, Executive Producer, commented: “Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series. As ever, he has brought his huge enthusiasm and […]

September 1, 2023