David Beckham

David Beckham launches Studio 99 prodco-agency

British footballer David Beckham has launched a content studio focused on TV documentaries and formats alongside an in-house creative agency focused on commercial work. The London-based venture, Studio 99, has a slate of doc projects in the pipeline covering sports, travel and fashion. The fledgling firm has already struck a development pact with basketball player […]

BBC, Worldwide order Beckham football film

UK pubcaster the BBC and its commercial arm, BBC Worldwide, have co-commissioned David Beckham: For the Love of the Game, a 90-minute film in which the eponymous star will embark on a global footballing journey. Beckham will play seven football games across seven continents for the film, which will be part of BBC One’s Christmas […]

Broadcasters buy into Beckham’s jungle trip

BBC Worldwide has sold its upcoming one-off doc David Beckham into the Unknown to a raft of broadcasters. The doc will go out on the BBC in the UK to coincide with the football World Cup, which kicks off next week. In the film, the celebrity and football star and three friends explore the Brazilian […]

David Beckham, BBC team for Brazil doc

Football icon David Beckham has partnered with BBC Worldwide and UK terrestrial channel BBC One for a 1x90mins doc in which he will experience life in the Brazilian rainforest. Beckham’s management firm XIX Entertainment, which Pop Idol co-creator Simon Fuller runs, is coproducing through its XIX Productions imprint with BBCWW and the BBC. The Beckham […]

ITV buys Class of ’92 football film

ITV has picked up football feature doc Class of ’92, TBI understands. The UK commercial broadcaster has taken UK rights after the doc was released in cinemas. The film follows the group of talented football players that emerged from Manchester United in the early 90s and has exclusive footage of that group, which includes David […]

Tax breaks fuel UK’s global production hub ambitions

When UK Chancellor George Osborne sat down on March 20 having presented his Budget, the huzzahs of television producers should have been heard even above his own backbenchers, but the picture is a mixed one, reports Tim Adler. This year’s Finance Bill in the UK finally approved tax breaks for high-end drama production, animation and […]