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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

BBC Studios appoints Brough in SVP role

BBC Studios’ Brands and Marketing division has recruited Penny Brough as SVP to steer its genre and brand marketing and audience insight team. Brough will be charged with ensuring the Marketing and Audiences department delivers world class insight and ambitious genre plans that engage customers and consumers and drive revenue. Brands and Marketing leads on the brand management and […]

March 30, 2021

‘Unforgettable Entertainment’ campaign targets digital boost

Industry trade bodies the British Association for Screen Entertainment (BASE) and Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) have launched what they say is the biggest ever cross-category marketing campaign with Unforgettable Entertainment, driving engagement from new, lapsed and existing digital transactional customers. Building on the success of the BASE/DEGI New Release-focused Mega Movie Week campaigns of […]

March 15, 2021By Colin Mann

Consortium to produce AR app

BBC Studios, the Corporation’s commercial arm, 5G mobile network operator EE, Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, Talesmith and Dimension Studios have unveiled The Green Planet 5G AR Consortium, led by the immersive content studio Factory 42. The Consortium will work together on an innovation project to explore and develop a ground- breaking AR experience inspired by […]

January 13, 2021By Colin Mann

BBC Studios reduces gender, ethnicity & disability pay gaps

BBC Studios has published its UK Pay Gap Report (PGR) for 2019/20. saying it shows “good progress in reducing its gender, ethnicity and disability pay gaps”. The report also voluntarily discloses BBC Studios bonus pay gaps by ethnicity, disability and sexuality for the first time, as well as more detail on the three payment types […]

November 30, 2020

China: BBC Studios, Bilibili expand content deal

BBC Studios and Bilibili, one of China’s largest online entertainment services platforms, have jointly announced a new multi-year strategic cooperation agreement to enhance the platform’s BBC Studios content, taking their existing partnership to a new level by collaborating on BBC Studios-led productions. Both sides say they are committed to enhancing their cooperation by commissioning new […]

October 19, 2020