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Gaalivaana in Telugu coming to ZEE5 Global

ZEE5 Global, the platform for South-Asian content, is bringing viewers a foreign adaptation in Telugu – Gaalivaana, an Indian rendition of a modern European thriller, One Of Us. BBC Studios and NorthStar Entertainment jointly produced the drama, marking the former’s foray into the premium regional scripted market. This comes after the recent successful releases of […]

March 31, 2022

The Film and TV Charity launching The Whole Picture Toolkit

The Film and TV Charity is launching The Whole Picture Toolkit: For Mentally Healthy Productions as part of the next phase of its 12-month behaviour change campaign to redefine working culture in the film and TV industry. To celebrate the launch, the charity has brought together a coalition of industry changemakers – leaders and individuals who worked […]

March 15, 2022

Singapore court orders illegal streaming site blocking

The Asia Video Industry Association’s Coalition Against Piracy (CAP) has commended the Singapore High Court for granting an Order to block 30 illegal streaming sites and almost 150 associated domains responsible for the distribution of considerable quantities of illegally streamed content in Singapore. The Order was obtained by CAP members, BBC Studios, Discovery Communications, LaLiga, […]

March 1, 2022By Colin Mann

BBC Studios, Disney, Sony Pictures join DEGI

The Digital Entertainment Group International (DEGI) has announced that BBC Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and The Walt Disney Company, EMEA have become DEGI members, with immediate effect. They join existing members Google, Lionsgate, Paramount Pictures, Universal Pictures & Warner Bros Pictures, in what promises to be another exciting year of growth and transformation for the […]

February 23, 2022

UKTV’s Greaves to become BBC Studios’ EVP

Nicola Greaves has been given an expanded remit which will see her become BBC Studios’ Executive Vice President Global Operations. Reporting to Martyn Freeman, BBC Studios’ Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel, Greaves will oversee the management, strategy and delivery of BBC Studios content for its Branded Services (encompassing Global Channels and UKTV) and Distribution […]

February 15, 2022

BBC Studios combines Productions and Content teams

BBC Studios has announced it will combine its Productions and Content Partnerships businesses to create a single content powerhouse for all the commercial arm’s productions, talent relationships, and content investment. The new business will be known as BBC Studios Productions and will consist of four genre-based areas: Scripted, Factual, Global Formats Group and Children’s – […]

February 3, 2022

BBC Studios joins IBCAP anti-piracy coalition

Anti-piracy organisation the International Broadcaster Coalition Against Piracy (IBCAP) has confirmed  that BBC Studios, representing the BBC Group, will join as a member of IBCAP. As part of its membership, IBCAP will play an instrumental role in protecting the BBC’s channels against piracy in the US, including: BBC One; BBC Two; BBC Three; BBC Four; […]

February 2, 2022By Colin Mann

Baird joins BBC Studios’ digital news team

BBC Studios has announced a number of new roles aimed at further bolstering its digital news team. News Corp SVP and Global Head of Product Jennie Baird has been appointed to a newly created position of EVP and MD of Digital News and Streaming. During her tenure at News Corp, Baird was responsible for developing […]

January 28, 2022

Report: UK TV exports resilient despite pandemic

Global sales of British TV shows in 2020/21 suffered a small reduction of 3.3 per cent to £1.42 billion (€1.66bn), independent producers’ trade body Pact’s TV Exports report reveals. Despite the Covid-19 pandemic affecting production in the UK, producers were able to use their back catalogues to boost sales, with a third of all sales […]

December 20, 2021

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