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BBC orders Boiling Point series

The multi award-winning feature film Boiling Point is coming to BBC One and iPlayer as a new drama series. Picking up six months on from where the movie left off, Boiling Point will see Sous Chef Carly (Vinette Robinson) as Head Chef at her own restaurant, with many of the film’s original cast reprising their […]

October 21, 2022

BBC Studios licenses Doctor Foster format to MBC Group

BBC Studios announced has completed a licence agreement with the MBC Group, the MENA media company, to bring the first Arabic language adaptation of Doctor Foster to audiences across the region. Originally created by Mike Bartlett and produced by Drama Republic, the series centres around a trusted doctor whose life implodes when she suspects her […]

October 19, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

NZ: BBC, ABC renew content deal

BBC Studios Australia and New Zealand and Australian public service broadcaster ABC have signed a multi-year, multi-genre agreement covering a number of factual, drama comedy and kids titles. Under the deal, ABC will have access to a range of factual content across documentaries, science, history and factual entertainment, including the latest titles from documentary maker […]

October 18, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

BBC Studios acquires Sid Gentle Films

BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production-distribution arm, has moved to full ownership of Sid Gentle Films, the production company behind BBC AMERICA’s multi-awarded scripted original Killing Eve. Founded in 2013 by Sally Woodward Gentle, with Lee Morris and Henrietta Colvin, Sid Gentle Films has earned wide recognition for its original scripted series. BBC Studios has […]

October 17, 2022Nick Snow @ MIPCOM

BBC UKTV to launch in South Africa

BBC Studios is partnering with free-to-view satellite television provider in South Africa, Openview, to launch multi-genre channel, BBC UKTV (channel 114). The BBC’s first free-to-view channel in South Africa will launch on its 100th birthday, October 18th, and offer a variety of entertainment, natural history series, soaps and children’s shows from BBC Studios’ catalogue. Scheduled […]

September 29, 2022

UK to host 2023 Eurovision Song Contest

The European Broadcasting Union (EBU) and the BBC have confirmed that the 2023 Eurovision Song Contest will be hosted in the United Kingdom on behalf of this year’s winning broadcaster, Ukraine’s UA:PBC. Following the decision that, regrettably, next year’s event could not be held in Ukraine for safety and security reasons the EBU explored a […]

July 25, 2022By Colin Mann

BBC Studios reports record profit

BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary, thas published record set of results for the year. Overall sales were at £1.63 billion (€1.92bn), a jump of 30 per cent, thanks to a very healthy year for production and UKTV. EBITDA was up 50 per cent year-on-year to £226 million (2020/21: £151 million), the first time […]

July 12, 2022

UKTV names Brough CMO

UKTV, part of BBC Studio, has appointed Penny Brough as its Chief Marketing Officer, to lead UKTV’s Marcomms division for its seven channel brands – Dave, Gold, Drama, W, Alibi, Eden and Yesterday – and streaming service UKTV Play. Reporting to UKTV’s CEO, Marcus Arthur, Brough will be responsible for helping to grow the viewership […]

June 10, 2022

BBC Studios content on Vuulr marketplace

Vuulr, the online content marketplace for film and TV, has announced that BBC Studios has signed an agreement to list over 3,000 hours of its premium British content on the Vuulr marketplace, with more being made available in the coming months. BBC Studios’ library of premium Documentary, Comedy, Factual Entertainment and Lifestyle content will be […]

June 8, 2022

ZEE5 Global, BBC Studios India partner on The Broken News

ZEE5 Global , the streaming platform for South Asian content, has announced a partnership with BBC Studios India, the production and distribution arm of British media conglomerate, the BBC. The two top entertainment companies will work to build a robust content slate of new ZEE5 Global originals in Hindi across genres exclusively for ZEE5 viewers […]

May 11, 2022