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BBC Studios hires Seth as Brand Partnerships Director

BBC Studios has announced Devina Seth as Brand Partnerships Director within their Global Digital Brands team. Her appointment is the latest within the growing division as they continue to expand their digital advertising offering with a particular focus on social video advertising and social-first branded entertainment to clients and advertisers. Seth’s previous roles include stints […]

June 14, 2024

BBC launches Wonder Chase on Roblox

The BBC has entered the world of Roblox with the launch of BBC Wonder Chase. Players can enter a vibrant world featuring some of the most popular BBC shows like Match of the Day, Doctor Who, EastEnders and The Next Step. They will also meet some of the BBC’s most famous faces – including Gary […]

April 5, 2024

Analysis: BBC defies UK commissioning downturn

A report from Ampere Analysis reveals an 18 per cent decline in 2023 in the UK’s market for scripted TV commissions (Drama, Sci-Fi, Crime & Thriller, etc.) as major UK broadcasters cut spend and most global SVoDs trimmed investment in international content. Changes in consumer behaviour and a weak advertising market saw pay-TV operators and […]

March 25, 2024By Colin Mann

Midnight premiere for new Doctor Who

Doctor Who returns to screens on May 11th with a global premiere that will see the Doctor land with two new episodes on BBC iPlayer at midnight, before arriving on BBC One later that day – airing before the Eurovision Song Contest Grand Final. At the same time, those outside of the UK can watch […]

March 15, 2024By Nik Roseveare

Lee stepping down at BBC Studios

Ralph Lee, BBC Studios Productions’ CEO, has announced that he will be leaving the BBC’s commercial arm in April after almost six years with the business to pursue a new challenge outside the organisation. Since being appointed Director of Content in 2018, Lee has guided BBC Studios Productions to 111 awards and 400 nominations in […]

February 8, 2024

iPlayer sets new viewing record over Xmas

Viewers flocked to BBC iPlayer during the Christmas week (December 25th-31st 2023) setting a new all-time iPlayer record. The week saw programmes streamed 177 million times, up +7 per cent on the same time the year before – and beating the previous record (January 2nd-8th 2023) when 173 million programmes were streamed in a week. […]

January 4, 2024

Matt Smith to star in and produce Nick Cave novel for Sky

Sky has announced that BAFTA and Emmy-nominated actor Matt Smith (House of the Dragon, The Crown) will star in and executive produce a Sky Original adaptation of Nick Cave’s darkly comic novel The Death of Bunny Munro in the titular role. The six-part series written by BAFTA winner Pete Jackson (Somewhere Boy) and directed by […]

November 28, 2023

Doctor Who commentary on iPlayer

The Doctor Who universe is set to be expanded with on-screen commentary coming to BBC iPlayer for selected upcoming episodes of the sci-fi series. Special guests will give an exclusive insight into the creation and filming of some of the new adventures. Available directly after selected episodes air on BBC One and iPlayer, viewers can […]

November 24, 2023

Report: Doctor Who boosted creative industries in Wales

A BBC report reveals that the Doctor Who series contributed approximately £134.6 million (€154.7m) in gross value added (GVA) to the Welsh economy between 2004 and 2021. Released to coincide with the 60th anniversary of the sci-fi TV series, the report also shows that for every £1 of direct economic output (GVA) generated by the […]

November 23, 2023

Vizio content deals with BBC, Paramount, Magnolia

Vizio has reached agreements with BBC Studios, Magnolia Pictures and Paramount Global Content Distribution to join the lineup of more than 20 studios and media companies including A24, AMC Networks, Disney Entertainment, Lionsgate, MarVista Entertainment, NFL Media, Relativity Media, Samuel Goldwyn Films and Sony Pictures offering content on WatchFree+. These recent agreements are part of […]

November 7, 2023