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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

SES wins major BBC Studios contract

BBC Studios has awarded a major multi-year playout, management and distribution contract to SES to cover more than 50 linear channels and their associated VoD services. The contract, which will serve BBC Studio and the UKTV platform, will be handled by SES’s European global delivery services with technical playout infrastructure provided from SES’s new Stockley […]

July 8, 2020

Singapore: Anti-piracy court orders

The Singapore High Court has granted an order sought by BBC Studios, Discovery, the Premier League, La Liga and broadcaster TVB for Singapore’s Internet Service Providers to block access to seventeen domains associated with popular piracy streaming sites and forty-one domains associated with popular illicit streaming device (ISD) applications. These apps, which flagrantly infringe copyright […]

July 6, 2020By Colin Mann

Davie appointed BBC DG

The BBC Board has appointed Tim Davie, long considered the front-runner, as the 17th Director-General of the BBC. Davie, who is currently Chief Executive Officer of BBC Studios, will take over the role from Tony Hall on September 1st. The Director-General of the BBC is the Corporation’s chief executive officer and editor in chief; this […]

June 5, 2020