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Record year for UKTV

BBC Studios-owned UKTV experienced a record-breaking year in 2021. UKTV, which operates channels including Dave and Gold, said that it added one million registered users in 2021 to BVOD service UKTV Play. The platform launched new mobile apps in 2021, amassing a total of 5.45 million registered users. UKTV achieved record SOCI (Share of Commercial […]

BBC Studios names new COO

BBC Studios in the UK has appointed Martyn Freeman as its new chief operating officer. Freeman currently serves as the company’s general counsel, in which capacity he oversees BBC Studios’ business and legal affairs, global operations, compliance and risk. In his new role, Freeman will expand his remit to take responsibility over technology, transformation and […]

BBC Studios makes Tom Fussell permanent CEO

BBC Studios (BBCS) has appointed interim chief Tom Fussell as its permanent CEO after more than a year searching for a replacement for now BBC director general Tim Davie. Fussell has been in temporary charge at BBCS since Davie moved to head up the UK broadcaster’s domestic operations in September last year and insiders had previously suggested […]

BBC Studios brings three channels to Pluto TV

ViacomCBS-owned streaming platform Pluto TV has announced a new partnership with BBC Studios. The deal will see the launch of three new channels to the free streaming service across Germany, Switzerland, Austria (GSA), France and Spain. The new channels being launched include one dedicated to the BBC’s iconic sci-fi series Doctor Who, BBC Travel and […]

Tubi adds 400 hours of content from BBC Studios

Fox-owned ad-supported streamer Tubi has announced a content partnership with BBC Studios. The deal will see over 400 hours of programming come to Tubi beginning September 15. Titles coming to the streamer include Life, Primeval, Misfits and Robin Hood. Additional series will be added in October.  Overall, Tubi now has more than 35,000 movies and […]

BritBox confirms South Africa rollout for August 6

BritBox has confirmed its expansion into South Africa for August 6. Announced earlier this year as part of a wider international push, the SVOD will enter its fifth worldwide territory, following successful launches in the US & Canada, the UK and Australia. The streamer will cost R99.99 per month for South African audiences, while customers […]

BritBox appoints ITV SVOD chief Reemah Sakaan to become international CEO

BBC Studios (BBCS) and ITV have appointed the latter’s group director of SVOD Reemah Sakaan as international CEO for joint venture streamer BritBox. Sakaan, who was responsible for the launch of BritBox in the UK and is also currently chief brand & creative officer at BritBox Global, will start in April and will be tasked with […]

BBC launches standalone factual SVOD BBC Select in US and Canada

BBC Studios has launched its standalone US streaming service BBC Select. Separate from the entertainment-oriented BritBox, which is operated as a joint-venture with ITV, BBC Select specialises in factual and non-scripted content. It features documentaries from BBC mainstays such as Louis Theroux and Adam Curtis, along with content from other channels including Channel 4. The […]

BBC Studios to launch streamer in US and Canada

BBC Studios (BBCS) is expanding its North American SVOD offering with a new streamer set to launch next year that will target “independent thinkers”. BBC Select will launch with a raft of UK programming split into three main topics – culture, politics and ideas – and builds on the internationally facing, culture-skewing, BBC Four-focused SVOD […]

BritBox launches in Australia in latest step of global rollout

ITV-BBCS joint-venture SVOD BritBox has made its bow in Australia. The streamer offers viewers ‘the largest streaming collection of British drama and comedy on demand’, and launches in the country following successful rollouts in the US, Canada and the UK. The former two countries have a combined total of more than one million subscribers. Launching […]

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