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BBC Studios launching Nordic+ streaming service

BBC Studios will launch BBC Nordic and BBC Nordic+, an enhanced linear channel and dedicated on-demand service for Norwegian, Swedish, Danish, Finnish and Icelandic viewers from April 17th. Linear channel BBC Nordic brings together the best content from BBC Brit and BBC Earth and will replace them in the current channel mix. BBC Nordic+, a […]

February 15, 2023

BBC Studios orders more Here We Go

BBC Studios Comedy Productions’ acclaimed series Here We Go has been commissioned for a further two seasons, each comprising 7×30’, for BBC One and BBC iPlayer. Created by and starring Tom Basden (After Life), season two will see the return of an all-star cast including Jim Howick(Ghosts), Katherine Parkinson (The IT Crowd) and Alison Steadman (Gavin & Stacey) alongside Freya Parks, Jude Collie, Mica Ricketts and Tori Allen-Martin (London Kills).  Creator Tom Basden, said: “I’m absolutely […]

February 14, 2023

Fifth Season strengthens EMEA distribution team

Global film and TV studio Fifth Season (formerly Endeavor Content) has made a raft of appointments and promotions across its expanding EMEA Television Distribution team. Led by the recently promoted President of Television Distribution, Prentiss Fraser, Fifth Season’s Television Distribution team is headquartered in London, with executives located in New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, […]

February 6, 2023

ESL, BBC Studios present eSports doc Game and Glory

ESL, an ESL FACEIT Group brand, and BBC Studios, the content company of the BBC, the public service broadcaster, present the upcoming eSports documentary Game and Glory. It will premiere on January 24th at 5pm CET on ESL CS’ Twitch and YouTube channels. On Twitch, viewers can watch the premiere together with Gaules and more. […]

January 20, 2023

BBC Studios produces Demetriou special for Netflix

Netflix has commissioned A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou, a comedy special written by and starring  BAFTA winner Jamie Demetriou and produced by BBC Studios Productions and Guilty Party Pictures. A Whole Lifetime with Jamie Demetriou takes the audience on a journey from birth to death through the ever adored medium of song and sketch – […]

January 11, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC Studios retains Antiques Roadshow

Following a tender process BBC Studios has retained the contract to produce Antiques Roadshow. The tender was launched in June 2022 and from a field of eligible tenderers, BBC Studios’ bid scored highest against the published criteria – across editorial proposal and capability, value for money, how it delivers against the BBC’s strategic priorities, and […]

December 22, 2022

BBC Studios launches Funny Parts digital channel

BBC Studios has launched Funny Parts – a new comedy channel with three new commissions for digital platforms. Focused on new short-form comedy and entertainment content, alongside some of the funniest moments from the BBC’s catalogue of comedy including titles such as This Country, Famalam and The Young Offenders, Funny Parts shares some of the […]

December 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare

Drama unveils first UKTV Original scripted commission

UKTV free-to-air channel Drama has revealed its first UKTV Original commission Outrageous (6×60”), produced by Firebird Pictures, and written by Sarah Williams (Small Island, Flesh and Blood, The Long Song). Outrageous is the true story of six sisters who refused to play by the rules and whose often-scandalous lives made headlines around the world. Set […]

November 29, 2022By Colin Mann

UKTV, BBC Studios appoint Newman in GM role

Sam Tewungwa, BBC Studios’ Chief Commercial Officer for the UK Region has announced today that the business will restructure the Commercial teams to focus more effectively on the Region’s strategic priorities. Under the restructure Jonathan Newman will be promoted to the newly created position General Manager, Commercial, BBC Studios UK Distribution and UKTV. Reporting to […]

November 18, 2022

BBC Studios acquires Voltage TV

BBC Studios has taken full ownership of Voltage TV, the unscripted independent production company, whose credits include Inside the Factory for BBC Two, DNA Journey for ITV and The British Tribe Next Door for Channel 4. The BBC’s main commercial arm has a longstanding relationship with Voltage TV, founded in 2013 by Sanjay Singhal and […]

November 9, 2022