Sheard is returning to the BBC from Charlotte Tilbury Beauty, where she has been CMO since 2017, leading its digital transformation.
The National Audit Office report into launch of BBC Studios has said there was a clear rationale behind its creation.
BBC Studios and Yandex have agreed to a major output deal for scripted content in Russia and the CIS.
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.