BBC Studios

Agatha Christie’s Ordeal goes global with Endeavour

Endeavour Content has secured sales in key territories for Agatha Christie’s Ordeal By Innocence. The miniseries has sold to a number of major markets including France via Canal + Group, and Australia through ABC. In Scandinavia the title will air on TV4 in Sweden, TV2 in Norwat and MTV3 in Finland. BBC Studios has also […]

TBI Weekly: Winding down from MIPTV

MIPTV may have had an impact on your days this week, as the industry experienced travel disruptions, TV deals and rain aplenty. Despite some stormy days, the Canneseries pink carpet brightened up the Palais des Festival bringing in talent from Sandra Oh to Michael C. Hall, Patrick Dempsey and Phoebe Waller-Bridge. The first edition of […]

BBC Studios wins Royal Wedding commission from PBS

BBC Studios has secured its first ever commission from PBS in the US. The show, Royal Wedding Watch, is a five-part nightly special leading up to the live broadcast of the much-anticipated wedding of Prince Harry and actress Meghan Markle on Saturday 19th May. Produced by BBC Studios’ Topical and Live Unit, Royal Wedding Watch […]

BBC Studios appoints first GM for Germany

BBC Studios has appointed Tower Productions’ Philipp Schmid to the newly created role of general manager for the company’s German business, based in Cologne. The new GM will transition to the role over the next two months and will report to Adam Bishop, SVP of content sales for Western Europe at BBC Studios. Schmid will […]

A newly unified BBC Studios looks to China

BBC Studios, which has officially merged its production and commercial arms today, is looking for production opportunities in China. Executive producer and factual program veteran Matthew Springford will be based in its Beijing offices and work with Chinese broadcasters and digital platforms to co-develop and co-produce original content and new formats across factual genres. This […]

BBC rejigs French production arm as TF1, Arte deals land

BBC Worldwide is restructuring its French production arm, as the unit lands new commissions with TF1 and Arte. Gery Leymergie (pictured right) and Pierre-Marie Gadonneix (below) have both landed new senior director positions at BBC Worldwide Productions France, and will report to global commercial director of formats and production Jacob Deboer in the roles. Leymergie […]

Worldwide ambitions open the Showcase – BBC content event

BBC Worldwide’s annual four-day programming sales event in Liverpool, England, is a regular trip for 700-plus buyers. TBI looks what the commercial arm of the BBC is planning in 2018 These are momentous times for the BBC, the UK’s public service broadcaster. While it is under constant ideological pressure from some corners of the British […]

Channel 5 orders list of BBC Studios shows

BBC Studios has secured three commissions from Viacom’s Channel 5 in a deal announced today. Two of the three commissions will come from BBC Studio’s factual department in London. Chocolate Dreams: Inside Hotel Chocolat, plus a three-part presenter-led series on the Bermuda Triangle. Both projects will be executive produced by creative director, Lisa Ausden, and […]

BBC Studios launches Australian production arm

BBC Studios is set to launch an Australian production arm, following its decision to form a single commercial organisation late last year. BBC Studios, which will combine BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios to become a single organisation in April 2018, is also looking to appoint a director of production for the new arm. The role […]

Channel 4 orders BBC Studios to perform Fatberg Autopsy

Just two days after unveiled its first non-BBC commission, BBC Studios has landed a second – 1x60mins science programme looking at a grim urban phenomenon. Fatberg Autopsy will take an in-depth look at fatbergs, which are giant masses of congealed fat and waste that are clogging up and blocking sewers under London. The doc will […]

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