BBC Studios Australia & New Zealand extends Deb Tod remit to include affiliate sales

Deb Tod

BBC Studios Australia & News Zealand ((BBCS ANZ) has upped Deb Tod to an expanded role overseeing affiliate deals.

Tod, who was head of content sales & coproductions, takes up the newly created director of content partnerships & sales position for BBC Studios ANZ.

She will retain oversight of BBCS’s content sales and co-productions in the region, with the new role designed to ensure additional exploitation of IP via multi-year deals across Oz and New Zealand.

Fiona Lang, GM of BBC Studios ANZ, said: “Deb is an expert in working with our partners in the region to find the best home for our content. Under her leadership we have secured strong, ongoing relationships with every major FTA and SVOD platform in the market.

“Adding carriage renewal deals to Deb’s responsibilities means she will be able to take a holistic, strategic view across all our content partnerships to ensure we are driving the best returns from our programming.”

Tod, who has been with BBC Studios for almost a decade, added: “The industry is constantly evolving and BBC Studios has a huge catalogue of quality, in-demand content across every genre and a brand that resonates with audiences.

“Our ambitious global growth plans mean that pipeline is ever expanding, with a string of recent deals adding to our stable of wholly owned and invested indies alongside development deals with the UK’s best creative talents allowing us to have deeper, richer conversations with our partners.”

BBCS rejigged its operations in Australia and New Zealand earlier this year by hiring Fremantle’s former scripted development chief Warren Clarke, while also handing a new role to unscripted exec Deb Spinocchia.


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