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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

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