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UKTV’s Greaves to become BBC Studios’ EVP

Nicola Greaves has been given an expanded remit which will see her become BBC Studios’ Executive Vice President Global Operations. Reporting to Martyn Freeman, BBC Studios’ Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Greaves will oversee the management, strategy and delivery of BBC Studios content for its Branded Services (encompassing Global Channels and UKTV) and Distribution […]

February 15, 2022

BBC Studios combines Productions and Content teams

BBC Studios has announced it will combine its Productions and Content Partnerships businesses to create a single content powerhouse for all the commercial arm’s productions, talent relationships, and content investment. The new business will be known as BBC Studios Productions and will consist of four genre-based areas: Scripted, Factual, Global Formats Group and Children’s – […]

February 3, 2022

BBC Studios joins IBCAP anti-piracy coalition

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that BBC Studios, representing the BBC Group, will join as a member of IBCAP. As part of its membership, IBCAP will play an instrumental role in protecting the BBC’s channels against piracy in the US, including: BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Three; BBC Four; […]

February 2, 2022By Colin Mann

Baird joins BBC Studios’ digital news team

BBC Studios has announced a number of new roles aimed at further bolstering its digital news team. News Corp SVP and Global Head of Product Jennie Baird has been appointed to a newly created position of EVP and MD of Digital News and Streaming. During her tenure at News Corp, Baird was responsible for developing […]

January 28, 2022

Report: UK TV exports resilient despite pandemic

Global sales of British TV shows in 2020/21 suffered a small reduction of 3.3 per cent to £1.42 billion (€1.66bn), independent producers’ trade body Pact’s TV Exports report reveals. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic affecting production in the UK, producers were able to use their back catalogues to boost sales, with a third of all sales […]

December 20, 2021

BBC Studios, Mercury Studios development deal

BBC Studios, the BBC’s main commercial subsidiary and Mercury Studios, the multi-faceted content studio powered by Universal Music Group (UMG), have struck a development deal, which will see the two creative organisations work together to originate a pipeline of music-driven returnable IP for domestic and international audiences. The arrangement combines Mercury Studios’ expertise in music-rooted […]

December 17, 2021

Freeman named BBC Studios COO

BBC Studios has announced the appointment of Martyn Freeman as its new Chief Operating Officer. Freeman is currently the company’s General Counsel, overseeing the company’s business and legal affairs, global operations, compliance and risk. His new appointment will see him extend his portfolio to take on responsibility over technology, transformation and property. Two months after […]

December 10, 2021

Fussell appointed CEO of BBC Studios

The BBC has confirmed the appointment of Tom Fussell as CEO of BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production and distribution arm. Fussell will also be a member of the BBC’s Executive Committee. Fussell has held the post of interim CEO since September 2020, overseeing BBC Studios’ global delivery of strategy and performance alongside its response […]

October 13, 2021

Pluto TV adds new BBC channels in Europe

Pluto TV, the free streaming television service, has announced a partnership with BBC Studios that brings three new channels to the streaming service across the five European countries of Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA), France and Spain. In France, audiences can now enjoy a new Doctor Who channel, which features the first 10 seasons of the BBC action-adventure […]

October 11, 2021

Tubi content deal with BBC Studios

Tubi has agreed a deal with BBC Studios that brings over 400 hours of premium programming to Fox Entertainment’s free US streaming service. Several long-running BBC series are available immediately, including Atlantis, Misfits, Monarch of the Glen, The Musketeers, Primeval, Robin Hood, Sarah & Duck and many more. Additionally, beginning September 15th, Tubi will be […]

September 3, 2021