Zbigniew Pruski has been appointed the commercial director for branded services, Central and Eastern Europe, BBC Studios.
BBC Studios has brought its international sales and distribution business, encompassing content sales, branded services and ancillaries, together into a single global distribution group headed by Paul Dempsey.
Two of the BBC’s commercial subsidiaries have posted record figures.
Marcus Arthur, President of BBC Studios UK & Ireland, has taken over as the new CEO of UKTV. It follows the separation of BBC Studios’ and Discovery’s joint interest in the company.
Discovery has moved to give greater prominence to its own established channels following the completion of its deal with BBC Studios for control of part of the UKTV portfolio.
BBC Studios and Greece’s Cosmote TV have agreed on the license of over 250 hours of premium BBC factual content on the latter’s on demand service.
The BBC is ready to move a number of its commercial channels to the Netherlands, should the outcome of current Brexit talks make it necessary.
Sky and BBC Studios have reached an agreement to offer a new range of BBC comedy and drama box sets to Sky and NOW TV customers.
The merger that led to the creation of BBC Studios was quite a seamless process, according to Paul Dempsey, its president global markets.
BBC First has entered into a partnership with A1 Telekom Austria Group that will result in the drama channel launching in Croatia, Slovenia and Macedonia on April 1.