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Les Misérables nabs raft of global sales ahead of Series Mania

Ahead of its national premiere at Series Mania 2019, BBC Studios has struck a raft of international deals for Les Misérables. Victor Hugo’s 19th Century classic, adapted by Andrew Davies (War & Peace), has sold to 14 territories including Portugal (RTP2), Norway (NRK), Sweden (SVT), Finland (YLE), Iceland (RUV), Denmark (TV2), New Zealand (TVNZ), India (Zee […]

BBC box sets head to Sky, Now TV

Sky and BBC Studios have struck a deal to bring a list of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and Now TV. From April, Sky subscribers will be able to binge on “hundreds of hours” of BBC content including classic series such as The Vicar of Dibley, Only Fools and Horses, The Royale […]

China’s BesTV to host BBC Earth branded space

BBC Studios is to launch a BBC Earth branded space on BestTV in China, which boasts 46m subscribers across the territory. BesTV is a Chinese pay-TV service provider placed across 31 cities in China, and a subsidiary of Shanghai Media Group. From 1 April 2019, BesTV subscribers will be able to access premium BBC Earth […]

For My Next Trick: BBC Studios’ Sumi Connock

TBI has marked International Women’s Day (8 March) all week with its ‘For My Next Trick’ series, which finds a group of industry-leading women across production, commissioning and distribution reflecting on the advice that has shaped their career; innovation in their respective fields; diversity in TV; and the legacy of the #MeToo movement. We continue […]

FRAPA’s Jan Salling boards BBC Studios

FRAPA head Jan Salling has joined BBC Studios to run production out of the Nordics.  The exec will serve as head of BBC Studios Nordics Productions, based out of Copenhagen, Denmark. His new role will see him drive sales and production of the producer-distributor’s formats in the Nordic region and he will work closely with Banijay […]

Endemol Shine, BBC pull out of MIPTV as Reed Midem eyes floorplan change

Endemol Shine Group and BBC Studios have pulled out of next month’s MIPTV market, leaving their stands empty – or in the case of BBC, with new hosts – and opting for a skeletal presence on the ground in Cannes. An Endemol Shine spokesperson confirmed to TBI that the super-indie will not be running its […]

TBI Weekly: Windowing battle brews for the BBC  

Senior producers and BBC Studios execs have spoken out about the public broadcaster’s plans to extend the 30-day iPlayer window into a full year, as BBC Two lags six months behind Amazon’s premiere date for big-budget co-production Good Omens. The future of the BBC’s catch-up service – where hit show Bodyguard racked up around 10.8m views […]

BBC Studios strikes global sales for Hello Halo titles Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, MisFITS Like Us

BBC Studios is taking Hello Halo titles Fashion’s Dirty Secrets and MisFITS Like Us to multiple territories around the world. Fashion’s Dirty Secrets, presented by Stacey Dooley, has sold to 11 territories including Belgium, Finland, Eire, Holland, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Africa, Iran and Korea. Originally launched on BBC One in 2018, the title follows Dooley […]

Exclusive: BBC Studios takes Great Britons format to Peru

BBC Studios has struck its first format deal in Peru for British format Great Britons, which will make an appearance as Grandes Peruanos on Peruvian pubcasters TV Peru and Canal IPe. In the series, the audience nominates an individual who, in its opinion, should be recognised as the greatest Peruvian of all time. Viewers will […]

BBC Studios: Attenborough’s BBC ties “won’t change” amid SVOD threat

BBC Studios execs have assured that Sir David Attenborough has a “huge and deep relationship” with the corporation that “won’t change” despite an SVOD threat on the horizon. The comments to TBI come as the veteran presenter’s future at the public broadcaster has been called into question on the back of revelations that Attenborough is […]

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