BBC Two returns to work with Talkback’s Sara Pascoe-fronted series

BBC Two in the UK has extended its Sara Pascoe-fronted employment show into a second season. Last Woman On Earth With Sara Pascoe is being produced by Fremantle-owned UK production firm Talkback and follows the host as she visits Greece, Denmark and Jordan to take on some unique jobs set for extinction. The 3 x 60-minute second run, […]

BBC One welcomes The CW’s ‘Superman & Lois’

The BBC has acquired the UK premiere of Warner Bros. Television’s drama Superman & Lois. The show, which is based on the DC characters created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, will be stripped weekly for BBC One starting 4 December, with all episodes available via streamer iPlayer on the same day. Superman & Lois […]

BBC unveils Attenborough’s Mammoth special & Asia wildlife series

The BBC in the UK has ordered four new natural history series, including a David Attenborough-fronted show uncovering Britain’s biggest mammoth discovery in almost 20 years and a series exploring Asia’s wildlife. Attenborough And The Mammoth Graveyard (working title) follows Attenborough as he explores a gravel quarry in the UK to find out how the […]

BBC appoints presenter Suzy Klein to lead arts & classical music programming

UK presenter Suzy Klein has been appointed head of arts & classical music programming for the BBC, following an overhaul of the broadcaster’s operations earlier this year. Klein will focus on shows for the BBC’s linear channels, its streaming service iPlayer and other digital offerings, but she will also work with the broadcaster’s radio and […]

BBC appoints editors for BBC One, Two & Four following commissioning overhaul

The BBC in the UK has promoted two execs as portfolio editors for its flagship channels, following the “radical” overhaul of the public broadcaster’s commissioning team that was revealed late last year. The revamp, which handed more commissioning power to streamer iPlayer, saw channel controller roles being replaced with genre-focused execs able to order programming without the need […]

BBC unveils “radical” restructure as channel controller roles axed

The UK’s BBC has unveiled a wholesale restructuring of its senior commissioning team as part of a “radical change” to focus its efforts on streaming service iPlayer. The widely expected revamp includes the scrapping of the channel controller roles for BBC One, BBC Two and the BBC Four editor post. They will be replaced by ‘director’ […]

BBC iPlayer views up 33% in 2020 as ‘Normal People’ hits 62 million requests

The BBC’s streamer iPlayer has revealed that total viewing over the past 12 months is up by a third on the same period last year, with Element Pictures’ adaptation of Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People attracting more than 60 million views. The 12 x 30-minute show, which was adapted by Rooney alongside writers Alice Birch and Mark O’Rowe, […]

BBC reveals almost five billion iPlayer requests during 2019/2020

The BBC in the UK has said its on demand service iPlayer received almost five billion viewing requests during 2019/20, with a 60% rise during the country’s lockdown earlier this year. In its delayed annual report released today, the public broadcaster said 4.8 billion requests to stream programmes had been made between April 2019 to […]

Lockdown drives BBC iPlayer to new highs, helped by ‘Killing Eve’

The UK’s BBC has revealed that Sunday, May 10 was the busiest day ever for its in demand service iPlayer. In total, the streamer received 22.5 million requests to stream or download programmes, with spy thriller Killing Eve and the BBC/Hulu coproduction Normal People proving to be the most popular shows. while prime minister Boris […]

BBC scores record-breaking year for iPlayer with over 4 billion streams

The BBC on the UK has revealed another record-breaking feat for its iPlayer catch-up service, with the streamer ending 2019 with an “all-time record high” of 4.4 billion requests. December was the service’s best month ever, achieving 447 million requests in total. The debut episode of gangster drama Peaky Blinders’ fifth season was the most […]

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