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BBC sets out Annual Plan

The BBC has published its Annual Plan for 2024/25. It sets out how the Corporation will begin work to focus on three essential roles, announced by the Director-General earlier this week, to deliver more for audiences: Pursuing truth with no agenda Backing the best British storytelling Bringing people together In the year ahead the BBC […]

March 28, 2024

BBC celebrates Kurt Cobain

BBC Two, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music will commemorate the 30th anniversary of the passing of Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain with a range of content that celebrates and remembers his life and musical legacy. BBC Two and iPlayer will dedicate a Saturday night of programmes to Cobain and Nirvana in April, with […]

March 27, 2024

BBC acquires trio of NBCU boxsets

The BBC has acquired all nine seasons of the hit US legal drama Suits; mockumentary St Denis Medical; and the series continuation of the hit Best Man films, The Best Man: The Final Chapters, for BBC iPlayer and TV channels. The three titles have been acquired from NBCUniversal Global TV Distribution. Sue Deeks, Head of […]

March 21, 2024

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

BBC announces Parenthood natural history series

BBC Factual has unveiled Parenthood, a new five part natural history series for BBC One and iPlayer. The series will explore the extraordinary strategies and ingenious tricks that animal parents employ to give their young a head start in life. From Orcas teaching their offspring to hunt Blue Whales, to Orangutan showing their young to […]

February 20, 2024

Achilleos named BBC Exec News Editor, Streaming

Chris Achilleos has been appointed Executive News Editor, Streaming. This new role will play a key part in the BBC’s digital transformation plans as it grows streaming on BBC iPlayer, BBC News live pages and on the BBC website. Achilleos will lead three teams focused on single-story live streams; curation and amplification of some of […]

February 14, 2024

BBC scores Netball Super League rights

The Netball Super League (NSL) returns this February and, for the first time, fans will be able to watch the action live throughout the season on both Sky Sports and across BBC Sport as part of a broadcast arrangement for the sport. The deal includes one live match a week across the regular season streamed […]

February 14, 2024

BBC commissions ABBA: Against The Odds

With 2024 marking the 50th anniversary of ABBA’s iconic victory at Eurovision and the contest once again taking place in Sweden (on May 11th), BBC One has announced the commission of feature documentary ABBA: Against The Odds. The documentary will be produced by Rogan Productions (Freddie Mercury: The Final Act), directed by James Rogan and […]

February 14, 2024

Ratings success for BBC’s Gladiators

The return of Gladiators is now confirmed as the biggest launch for a new Entertainment series in seven years. Seven-day figures indicate that 8.7 million have now experienced the first episode that features a new generation of Gladiators taking on brave contenders in the ultimate test of speed and strength on BBC One and BBC […]

January 31, 2024

BBC Factual announces new History and Science titles

The BBC has announced three new history and science titles – D-Day: The Unheard Tapes, Human and Artemis: A Horizon Special – which aim to take viewers on eye-opening journeys across time and space. Jack Bootle, Head of Commissioning, Specialist Factual, commented: “The BBC is committed to bringing the very best science and history stories […]

January 30, 2024