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MPs to quiz senior BBC executives

Senior BBC executives are to appear before the Culture, Media and Sport Committee of the UK House of Commons in a regular scrutiny session of the work of the BBC. MPs’ questions will be wide-ranging and are likely to explore topics from overall performance to women’s sport. Issues that could be covered include: Safeguarding and […]

June 12, 2023By Colin Mann

Top Gear format heads to Finland

BBC Studios has licensed the Top Gear format to Finland’s Nelonen channel and Ruutu streaming service to create a Finnish adaptation of the popular motor series. The Finnish adaptation will be presented by comedian, musician and author Ismo Leikola, former elite Ice hockey winger Teemu Selänne, and actor Christoffer Strandberg, and is set to air […]

June 9, 2023

Bridge of Lies goes to Spain

BBC Studios has announced its first international format license of STV Studios popular gameshow format, Bridge of Lies, to Spanish public broadcaster Televisión Española’s free to-air television channel, La 1. The high-stakes game show created by STV Studios will be produced in Spain by Boxfish. Television presenter Paula Vázquez will front the local version. Bridge […]

June 9, 2023

Samanidis appointed BBC iPlayer GM

The BBC has announced that Kerensa Samanidis will join the BBC as General Manager for BBC iPlayer, effective June 19th. Reporting into Dan McGolpin – Director of BBC iPlayer and Channels – Samanidis will be responsible for the delivery of the BBC iPlayer growth strategy and management of the overall iPlayer operation. McGolpin commented: “I’m […]

June 8, 2023

BBC Studios Kids & Family makes senior appointments

BBC Studios Kids & Family, has announced the appointments of Katharina Pietzsch as VP Content Sales, BBC Studios Kids & Family; and Kelly Wood in the newly created role of Head of Content Strategy, BBC Studios Kids & Family. Pietzsch’s role will see her lead the sales and co-production strategy for the BBC Studios Kids […]

June 8, 2023

BBC First launches in Moldova

BBC Studios has announced the launch of BBC First linear channel with Orange Moldova, one of the major operators in the territory, marking the British drama channel’s debut in the market. BBC First joins BBC News on the platform and is available to all subscribers of their digital cable TV service. The channel debuts with […]

June 7, 2023

BBC orders Mr Loverman

The BBC and Fable Pictures have announced new drama series Mr Loverman, based on the acclaimed 2013 novel by the Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo, for BBC One and iPlayer. Lennie James will star as the protagonist, Barrington Jedidiah Walker, in the eight-part drama adapted by Nathaniel Price. Filming will begin later this year, with […]

June 6, 2023

BBC News refreshes in Africa

BBC World Service has announced a series of new programming changes designed to bring BBC journalism and analysis closer to its audiences in Africa. The changes include: BBC Africa’s flagship shows, Dira ya Dunia and Focus on Africa TV, are returning with a new look and will be presented from Africa. The launch of Focus […]

June 5, 2023

Dame Elan Closs Stephens BBC Acting Chair

The UK Government has confirmed Professor Dame Elan Closs Stephens as the Acting Chair of the BBC. Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer made the appointment following consultation with the BBC Board, in line with the terms of the BBC’s Royal Charter. Dame Elan will replace Richard Sharp who will step down on June 27th. The appointment […]

June 2, 2023By Colin Mann

BBC Three celebrates Pride

Throughout the month of June, BBC Three will be commemorating Pride with a host of programming and content that explores and celebrates the LGBTQ+ community. New titles include I Kissed A Boy: The Reunion, This is Gay and Keeping up with Krystal Versace, whilst viewers can also find a rage of documentaries and award winning […]

June 2, 2023By Nik Roseveare