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M7, BBC Studios satellite capacity deal

Pay-TV provider M7 Group, owned by Canal+ Group, has concluded a multi-year capacity agreement with BBC Studios for the HD satellite distribution of BBC Earth in CEE (excluding Poland) and Turkey. Following the agreement, M7 Platform Services is providing BBC Studios with a comprehensive full-service satellite contribution solution via THOR 5 at 1 degree West, […]

March 16, 2023

New appointments to BBC Studios Audio

BBC Studios has made three new appointments working across comedy productions for BBC Studios Audio. Ella Woods takes up the newly created role of Development Producer, whilst Kate Dehnert and Cody Dahler join as staff writers. Charged with developing new podcasts and radio programmes, Ella Woods joins the team from the BBC Sounds and Radio […]

March 2, 2023

BBC orders 3 new series from Natural History Unit

BBC Factual has announced three new series from BBC Studios Natural History Unit – Mammals, Big Little Journeys and Wild Scandinavia – that will air on BBC One, BBC Two and iPlayer. Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual, commented: “2022 was a brilliant year for Natural History on the BBC: Frozen Planet II became […]

February 21, 2023

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