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Bluey: The Sign coming to Disney+

BBC Studios Kids & Family has announced that a special extended episode of the celebrated animated series, Bluey, will premiere globally in 2024 on Disney+ and ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation). The Sign is an extra-long episode of the global hit show, with a run time of 28 minutes. It is penned by Bluey creator and […]

November 9, 2023By Nik Roseveare

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