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BBC Studios appoints Raia to Brands & Licensing Division

BBC Studios has announced that Suzy Raia, SVP Consumer Products & Business Development, and her New York based team will join the Brands & Licensing Division from October 2nd. Raia will report into Nicki Sheard, President of Brands and Licensing.   Led by President Sheard, Brands and Licensing extends audiences enjoyment of their favourite programmes […]

September 26, 2023

BBC Studios names Poulter as VP Digital – Commercial

BBC Studios, the commercial subsidiary of the BBC, has announced the appointment of Nat Poulter, former Co-CEO of global social publisher Jungle Creations, as Vice President of Digital – Commercial, effective immediately. Based in London, Poulter will be responsible for building a cross-platform digital consumer proposition across a portfolio of new and expanding brands with […]

September 12, 2023

Ratings: US linear viewing falls below 50%

Broadcast and cable’s share of viewing dropped below 50 per cent (to 49.6 per cent) in the US as streaming hit a new high in July, according to Nielsen. Broadcast’s share was 20 per cent in July, a new low, down from 20.8 per cent in June. Cable had a 29.6 per cent share, down […]

August 16, 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 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

BBC Studios launches ‘social first’ ad sales

BBC Studios has unveiled that its social team has launched an in-house global advertising sales function to drive revenue across its branded social platforms including YouTube and Snapchat. BBC Studios Social offers the market a global reach of 4.7 billion social views across all social platforms, along with the ability to partner with a renowned […]

March 29, 2023

BAFTA Children & Young People Awards 2022 winners

BAFTA has announced the winners of this year’s BAFTA Children & Young People Awards. Hosted by TV and radio presenter Lindsey Russell, the awards ceremony is a celebration of UK and international content for children and young people spanning film, games and television. The BAFTA winners are: The Snail and the Whale won the BAFTA […]

November 27, 2022

Bluey Season 3 on Disney+ this August

Bluey, the Emmy Award-winning animated series, will debut its third season on August 10th on Disney+ globally. Created and written by Joe Brumm and produced by Ludo Studio for the Australian Broadcasting Corporation and BBC Studios, the new season will be split into two parts; the first half will consist of 25 episodes, and will […]

July 18, 2022By Nik Roseveare

BBC Studios reports record profit

BBC Studios, the BBC’s principal commercial subsidiary, thas published record set of results for the year. Overall sales were at £1.63 billion (€1.92bn), a jump of 30 per cent, thanks to a very healthy year for production and UKTV. EBITDA was up 50 per cent year-on-year to £226 million (2020/21: £151 million), the first time […]

July 12, 2022

Bluey celebrates Jubilee on CBeebies, iPlayer

As part of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations the BBC will make Bluey episode Queens available for the first time on free-to-air TV in the UK. The episode of the popular Australian animation follows sisters Bluey and Bingo as they play a game of Queens, discover that playing the butler is much more fun. Queens […]

June 1, 2022By Nik Roseveare