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Attenborough returns for Planet Earth III

BBC Studios Natural History Unit has confirmed that Sir David Attenborough will present Planet Earth III, the third instalment of the landmark wildlife series. Mike Gunton, Executive Producer, commented: “Planet Earth wouldn’t be Planet Earth without David, so I’m delighted he is presenting the third series. As ever, he has brought his huge enthusiasm and […]

September 1, 2023

BBC Studios, Multichoice expand partnership

BBC Studios’ multi-genre channel, BBC UKTV, will expand to DStv’s compact package in South Africa and BBC Lifestyle will join DStv Family from September 1st. BBC Studios’ will also extend the DStv catch-up window on BBC owned content across channel portfolio from 30 days to 60 days from September, providing DStv audiences further access to […]

August 23, 2023

BBC, Budge launch Bluey mobile game

BBC Studios have partnered with Budge Studios to launch the first-ever Bluey mobile app game, Bluey: Let’s Play which is available now from the Apple App Store, Google Play and Amazon Appstore, Bluey: Let’s Play is based on the Emmy and BAFTA Award-winning global TV show that follows Bluey, a loveable, inexhaustible, Blue Heeler dog, […]

August 16, 2023

BBC Studios partners with Pinterest

New shorts by two emerging creators have landed on Pinterest as a result of a collaboration between BBC Studios and the visual inspiration platform.  The partnership saw creators Emma Downer and Seun Ogunsola commissioned to make original video content. Funded by Pinterest, the creators received commissions for a shortform series (6 x 2 minutes each) […]

August 8, 2023

India: BBC Player, BBC Kids on Prime Video Channels

Prime Video and BBC Studios have announced the launch of BBC Player and BBC Kids on Prime Video Channels in India. The subscription-based service will provide Indian viewers a curated line-up of British content spanning from original British dramas, comedy, documentaries, factual shows, entertainment to lifestyle programming and children’s shows – all on a single destination, for the first time in […]

July 20, 2023

Bonafide, Peter Moffat team to adapt The Escape Artist

Bonafide Films has secured the rights to award-winning journalist and broadcaster Jonathan Freedland’s non-fiction bestseller, The Escape Artist, and have brought BAFTA award-winning screenwriter, Peter Moffat (Criminal Justice, Your Honor, Silk), on board to adapt. The Escape Artist is the astonishing, true-life story of how, Rudolf Vrba, a nineteen year old Slovakian Jew, along with […]

July 13, 2023

BBC Studios hits £2bn in sales; Streaming dips

BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial global subsidiary, has published a record set of results as part of a summary of its strategic and financial performance for the year 2022/23. Sales were at £2.09 billion (€2.46bn), up from £1.63 billion in 2021/22, a 28 per cent increase on the previous year. This increase was driven by […]

July 11, 2023

Filming commences on Beyond Paradise Xmas special and 2nd season

Filming has commenced for the first Christmas special and second season of the hugely successful crime drama Beyond Paradise. Co-commissioned with BritBox International and coming to BBC One and iPlayer, fans will be eager to see what’s next for Humphrey and Martha following their make-or-break trip to Saint Marie at the end of the last […]

July 6, 2023

FilmRise acquires rights to multiple BBC Studios titles

FilmRise, the New York-based film, and television studio and streaming network, has licensed AVoD and FAST rights to over 480 episodes of programming from BBC Studios for the FilmRise Streaming Network. The package includes various series of different genres, notably 23 seasons of the crime drama Silent Witness; four seasons of Wallander starring Kenneth Branagh, […]

June 30, 2023By Nik Roseveare

BBC Studios acquires STV

BBC Studios has acquired STV, a pan-Scandinavian production company. The acquisition will build on the company’s existing production capabilities and expand its footprint and presence in the region. The BBC said the acquisition is in response to the growing appetite and opportunity for BBC content in the market. Based in Copenhagen with offices in both […]

June 22, 2023