BBC Studios

Banijay, All3, eOne, Fremantle & ITVS unveil London Screenings event

Distribution giants All3media International, Banijay Rights, Entertainment One, Fremantle and ITV Studios have joined up to formally launch a London-based screenings week, which will take place following BBC Studios’s Showcase event. The London Screenings will launch on 1 March following on from BBC Studios Showcase, which is scheduled to take place online-only from 22-24 February. […]

UK drama drives record-breaking export figure to $2bn

UK dramas such as Chernobyl, His Dark Materials and The Feed have powered the country’s TV exports to a record-breaking £1.48bn ($2bn) in revenue over the past year, according to figures revealed today. Scripted series such as ITV Studios The War Of The Worlds and BBC Studios veteran drama Doctor Who accounted for 48% of all revenue, helping to push […]

Fox orders US remake of UK docu-com ‘This Country’

US network Fox has made its first new series commitment for the 2021-22 season with the acquisition of UK docu-com This Country. Based on the BBC comedy created by Daisy May Cooper and Charlie Cooper, the series is being written by Jenny Bicks (Sex And The City) and directed by Paul Feig (Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist). […]

Acorn TV takes exclusive rights to BBC & Netflix drama ‘A Suitable Boy’

AMC Networks’ Acorn TV has snagged exclusive North American premiere rights to BBC drama A Suitable Boy. The deal was brokered by producer Lookout Point (War And Peace) and BBC Studios, which has owned the prodco outright since 2018. Acorn TV will premiere the series to audiences in the US and Canada from 7 December. A […]

Discovery brings ‘Top Gear’ catalogue to Japan in BBC Studios deal

The UK’s BBC Studios has signed a deal with Discovery to bring 27 seasons of motoring show Top Gear to Japanese audiences via the Dplay streaming service. Japanese automotive fans will be able to enjoy classic editions of the long-running show, as well as new instalments as seasons 2-28 are included in the deal. The […]

BritBox appoints Emily Powers to lead streamer in North America

UK content streamer BritBox has named the new chief for its North American operation, replacing the outgoing Soumya Sriraman. Emily Powers, previously SVP and commercial head for BritBox, becomes EVP & head of BritBox for North America, with a remit to lead on all commercial relationships, distribution partnerships, performance marketing and customer retention. Powers will also explore […]

BBC Studios inks first-look deal with Rogan Productions

BBC Studios has signed a first-look deal with UK indie factual prodco Rogan Productions. The company, which was established in 2013, has agreed a three-year-deal giving BBC Studios a first look at distributing its programming slate in return for development funding. It is led by husband-and-wife team James and Soleta Rogan and known for its […]

BBCS makes ‘significant breakthrough’ in China with Bilibili pact

Chinese streamer Bilibili and BBC Studios (BBCS) have struck a potentially far-reaching pact that will see the two companies partnering more closely on both existing shows and new content. The multi-year “strategic cooperation agreement” will see BBCS and Bilibili working together to commission new content, while also jointly developing IP from the two companies for the Chinese […]

TBI Weekly: What MIPCOM Online+ delivered this week

It has been a MIPCOM like no other and yet despite the lack of rosé and late-night gossiping on the Croisette, distributors and buyers still came together – with numerous deals emerging over the past five days. Here, TBI reflects on some of the key pick-ups to have been revealed over the week and explores […]

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