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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

RIP Jana Bennett

Jana Bennett, the British and US senior TV executive who ran BBC TV, BBC Worldwide and Discovery, has died aged 66. Bennett had talked about her rare condition, glioblastoma multiforme, in an interview with London’s Evening Standard in 2019. BBC Director General, Tim Davie, commented: “Jana Bennett was one of the most talented television producers […]

January 13, 2022

New rules to protect ‘distinctively British’ PSBs

Hours before he was sacked in a reshuffle, former Media Minister John Whittingdale announced new measures which he said will protect the creation of British TV, and help public service broadcasters (PSBs) compete with the US streaming giants in the digital age. In a keynote speech to the Royal Television Society Cambridge Convention, Whittingdale, a […]

September 16, 2021By Colin Mann

Top Gear production moving to Bristol

Top Gear, the long-running BBC One motoring entertainment show, is transferring its production from London to the South West from spring 2022. BBC Studios Bristol is the production hub for many factual entertainment programmes including Countryfile, DIY SOS, Antiques Roadshow, Fake or Fortune and Gardeners’ World. It’s also home to the Natural History Unit which […]

August 5, 2021By Nik Roseveare

Amazon Prime Video unveils The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown

Amazon Prime Video has unveiled the first look at The Grand Tour Presents: Lochdown. Confined to the UK by Covid, Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May embark on a Lockdown Special to celebrate the great 70s American cars they saw in TV shows as kids, and to find out just why it was, given […]

July 15, 2021

BBC Studios appoints Brough in SVP role

BBC Studios’ Brands and Marketing division has recruited Penny Brough as SVP to steer its genre and brand marketing and audience insight team. Brough will be charged with ensuring the Marketing and Audiences department delivers world class insight and ambitious genre plans that engage customers and consumers and drive revenue. Brands and Marketing leads on the brand management and […]

March 30, 2021

The Grand Tour returns to Prime Video on Dec 18

The Grand Tour presents: A Massive Hunt will launch December 18th on Amazon Prime Video Following their perilous watery escapades in the Mekong, the intrepid Grand Tour trio find themselves back on four wheels for their latest adventure on the exotic islands of Reunion and Madagascar. Armed with three sports cars, Richard Hammond, James May and […]

November 18, 2020

China: BBC Studios, Bilibili expand content deal

BBC Studios and Bilibili, one of China’s largest online entertainment services platforms, have jointly announced a new multi-year strategic cooperation agreement to enhance the platform’s BBC Studios content, taking their existing partnership to a new level by collaborating on BBC Studios-led productions. Both sides say they are committed to enhancing their cooperation by commissioning new […]

October 19, 2020