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BBC Studios, SABC launch BBC Primetime on S3

BBC Studios and South African Broadcasting Corporation (SABC) have announced BBC Primetime, a new content block for the S3 channel, featuring a selection of award-winning dramas, factual entertainment and documentaries from BBC Studios’ catalogue. BBC Primetime will be available to watch weeknights between 21:00 and 23:00 on S3 and on SABC+ from May and is […]

March 20, 2024

BBC puts Top Gear on ice

The BBC has announced that its flagship motoring show, Top Gear, will not be returning to the air any time soon after presenter Freddie Flintoff was involved in a serious crash that led to production of the last series being halted. In a statement, the BBC said: “Given the exceptional circumstances, the BBC has decided […]

November 21, 2023

Benelux: Top Gear FAST channel on Samsung TV Plus

BBC Studios has announced the launch of the Top Gear FAST channel in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands, exclusively on Samsung TV Plus. This marks BBC Studios’ debut in the FAST channel market within the Benelux region. Already available in Spain through Samsung TV Plus, the Top Gear channel is part of BBC Studios’ expanding […]

November 1, 2023

Top Gear channel expands reach on Pluto TV

Pluto TV and BBC Studios have announced the further roll-out of the Top Gear FAST channel on Pluto TV in the EMEA region. Already available on Pluto TV in Europe (Spain, Nordics) as well as in North America (US and Canada) the Top Gear FAST channel has now joined the Pluto TV line-up in Germany, […]

October 18, 2023

Top Gear format heads to Finland

BBC Studios has licensed the Top Gear format to Finland’s Nelonen channel and Ruutu streaming service to create a Finnish adaptation of the popular motor series. The Finnish adaptation will be presented by comedian, musician and author Ismo Leikola, former elite Ice hockey winger Teemu Selänne, and actor Christoffer Strandberg, and is set to air […]

June 9, 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

Snapchat adds BBC Studios content

Snap has announced a new content partnership with BBC Studios, the BBC Group’s commercial subsidiary, to host made-for-mobile, short-form content on Snapchat Discover. BBC Studios will publish highlights and behind the scenes content from the popular motoring entertainment show, BBC Top Gear, and all the drama from soap opera, EastEnders, on Snapchat. New channel Funny […]

February 13, 2023

BBC Studios content on Vuulr marketplace

Vuulr, the online content marketplace for film and TV, has announced that BBC Studios has signed an agreement to list over 3,000 hours of its premium British content on the Vuulr marketplace, with more being made available in the coming months. BBC Studios’ library of premium Documentary, Comedy, Factual Entertainment and Lifestyle content will be […]

June 8, 2022

MotorTrend Premium on The Roku Channel

MotorTrend Group, a Discovery company, has announced that MotorTrend’s complete collection of series, specials and documentaries dedicated entirely to the automotive world are now available to US consumers through Premium Subscriptions on The Roku Channel. Streamers can now access MotorTrend’s catalogue of automotive series including: Top Gear America, Kevin Hart’s Muscle Car Crew, Motor MythBusters, […]

February 28, 2022

Discovery orders 2nd season of Richard Hammond’s Workshop

Discovery, Chimp Television and Krempelwood have once again joined forces to produce the second season of Richard Hammond’s Workshop, which will air exclusively on discovery+ this summer. The first season, which launched in October 2021, was a huge success with discovery+ audiences – it was the top performing new factual series for discovery+ since launching […]

February 3, 2022