The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has launched a new company named BBC Studios, heralding what it called “a new chapter” for its content creation.
The newly created studio, the merger of BBC worldwide and the old BBC Studios, brings the BBC Group into line with the rest of the industry to ensure the creative and commercial success of the organisation in face of increasing competition for viewers.
The new studio, officially, will see content through the full life cycle of development, commissioning, production and co-production, sales and distribution and will underpin the creation of new BBC-owned intellectual property.
Following the announcement to set up a production office in Sydney, Australia, the new company is developing new production opportunities in Beijing, China.
Award-winning Executive Producer Matthew Springford, who has over 20 years’ experience in factual program-making, will be based at its office in Beijing alongside the company’s distribution team.
It will be working with Chinese TV stations and digital platforms to co-develop and co-produce original content and new formats across all factual genres.Please subscribe to our newsletter