Advanced Television

BBC Studios

BBC Studios Social invites pitches for digital first content

The commissioning team from BBC Studios Social are inviting indies of all scales and backgrounds to pitch fresh, short form concepts that extend and enrich existing IP, engage loyal fans, and reach new audiences on digital platforms. The available production opportunities are online now and cover many of the top brands in the BBC Studios […]

March 27, 2024

BBC Studios, SABC launch BBC Primetime on S3

BBC Studios and South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have announced BBC Primetime, a new content block for the S3 channel, featuring a selection of award-winning dramas, factual entertainment and documentaries from BBC Studios’ catalogue. BBC Primetime will be available to watch weeknights between 21:00 and 23:00 on S3 and on SABC+ from May and is […]

March 20, 2024

BBC Studios partners with Brutal Media

BBC Studios has announced an agreement that will see the Spanish producer, Brutal Media, become part of the BBC’s main commercial arm. The addition of Brutal to its growing production network will enable BBC Studios to respond to the increased appetite for BBC content from Spanish audiences and support Brutal Media’s ambitions to export original […]

March 20, 2024

Schildhouse named BritBox International GM

BBC Studios has appointed Robert Schildhouse to the expanded role of President of BritBox North America, and General Manager of BritBox International based in New York, effective April 1st. Kerry Ball will continue in her role as Chief Commercial & Strategy Officer based in London. Schildhouse and Ball will now both report to Rebecca Glashow, […]

March 18, 2024

BBC Studios ramps up borrowing

BBC Studios (BBCS) has upped its borrowing capacity to £600 million (€700m) this year as it looks to increase investment in UK and international programming. It comes quickly after BBCS acquired ITV Studios’ stake in streaming service Britbox for £255 million. The company’s borrowing facility had stood at just £350 million in 2022 but will […]

March 6, 2024

BBC Studios secures multiple sales for music docs

BBC Studios has secured a raft of sales for documentary series Disco: Soundtrack of a Revolution and Fight the Power: How Hip-Hop Changed the World, demonstrating the appetite for the pop culture genre with international buyers.  Specialist Factual Productions has put the cultural legacies of Disco and Hip-Hop under the spotlight in two multi-part series. […]

February 27, 2024

BBC factual content for SVT

BBC Studios and Swedish national public television broadcaster, Sveriges Television AB (SVT) have announced a new factual content deal that will see over 280 hours of BBC Studios’ factual content on SVT channels and services including SVT1, SVT2, Knowledge Channel and SVT Play. Titles include the Emmy-award winning series Life Below Zero (Seasons 1-8) which […]

February 22, 2024

BBC Studios appoints Witak GM for CEE

BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Bartosz Witak as the General Manager for the Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) region. As the newly appointed GM, Witak is dutied with exploring new opportunities across BBC Studios business – branded services, content sales and digital. Witak’s career thus far includes a pivotal role as the Senior […]

February 12, 2024

Lee stepping down at BBC Studios

Ralph Lee, BBC Studios Productions’ CEO, has announced that he will be leaving the BBC’s commercial arm in April after almost six years with the business to pursue a new challenge outside the organisation. Since being appointed Director of Content in 2018, Lee has guided BBC Studios Productions to 111 awards and 400 nominations in […]

February 8, 2024

Mediapro, BBC Studios partner on Famous Five series

The Mediapro Studio has announced an agreement with BBC Studios to partner on the upcoming The Famous Five series. The production partnership includes rights to distribute in Spain, Portugal and Latin America. The Famous Five is based on the classic young adult novels by English author Enid Blyton. The series is co-created and produced by […]

December 22, 2023