Tim Davie


BBC Studios’ Davie bows out of Premier League role

BBC Studios boss Tim Davie has bowed out of the top Premier League job. According to the Financial Times, the exec has rejected the role and assured staff that he will be staying on at BBC Studios, weeks ahead of the producer-distributor’s major Showcase event in Liverpool in February. For months, Davie had been in the mix to […]

BBC’s distribution is going through ‘radical change’

BBC Studios CEO Tim Davie said that the company’s distribution business is going through a “radical change” during a MIPCOM keynote, where he explained the decision behind bringing the BBC’s production and distribution arm together earlier this year. Davie noted during the conference that the aim of the merger is to bring British, high-end, editorialised […]

Unified BBC Studios turns to China for growth

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 names new board members

The BBC has named the three executives that will join director general Tony Hall on its new board, along with five non-executive directors from outside the company. The three BBC execs that will join Hall are: deputy director-general Anne Bulford; executive director responsible for the nations and regions, Ken MacQuarrie; and the CEO of the BBC’s […]

BBC and Snapchat team for Planet Earth II

BBC Worldwide will launch exclusive Planet Earth II content on Snapchat a day ahead of its linear airing. Worldwide, the commercial arm of the BBC, has joined forces with Snap Inc. and new content from the blue chip factual show will be available to view on mobile devices in the US and Canada. The linear […]

BBC claims 308 million global audience

The BBC has a combined weekly global audience of 308 million people across its news and entertainment services, according to figures published by the corporation.  The combined figure includes radio, TV and online audiences – including, for the first time Facebook and YouTube reach – with growth recorded across all platforms. The BBC said that […]

BBC Store not due this year, says BBCWW boss Davie

BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie said that the corporation’s download-to-own BBC Store, which was approved by the BBC Trust in February, will not launch before the end of the year. Speaking at IBC this morning, Davie, who is the head of the BBC’s commercial arm, said that the store is now likely to go live […]

BBC Worldwide ups returns but revenues slip

BBC Worldwide upped its returns to its parent corporation last year but saw revenues slip by 6.6% year-on-year. In its 2013/14 annual review, the BBC’s commercial arm said that after increasing its management focus on cash returns to the BBC, it improved returns by 11.4% to £173.8 million (€219.5 million). Investment by Worldwide in BBC […]

BBC Worldwide CEO re-joins BBC executive board

BBC Worldwide CEO and director of global, Tim Davie, is re-joining the BBC’s executive board with immediate effect.  Davie will replace BBC HR director Lucy Adams, who is leaving the corporation and will keep the total number of executive directors on the board at seven, alongside six non-executive directors. Davie served on the board prior […]

BBC Worldwide announces male-skewing BBC Brit channel

BBC Worldwide is due to launch a male-skewing factual entertainment network called BBC Brit, completing its line-up of three new international channel brands. Speaking at a Broadcast Press Guild lunch in London, BBC Worldwide CEO Tim Davie confirmed the plans, with the channel due to go live during the coming 2014/15 financial year. BBC Brit […]