About BBC Studios

Taking ideas from thought to screen

Part of the BBC Group, BBC Studios is a growing commercial business with £1.6bn in revenue in 2021/22.

We invest in, and produce, ambitious content of the highest quality: stories which appeal to audiences in the UK and around the world. We’re able to take an idea from thought to screen and beyond, with activities ranging from programme making through to global content sales, channels and streaming, consumer products, live events and much more.

We support the BBC’s licence fee with investment in programmes, and cash dividends paid from our profits: we receive no public funds. Three-quarters of our revenue comes from beyond the BBC: we partner with blue-chip media clients globally, including Amazon, AMC Networks, Apple, Disney+, France Télévisions, Netflix, NHK, Nine Australia, PBS, Warner Bros Discovery and ZDF.

Led by CEO Tom Fussell, we have a proven track record of growth, and are ambitious for the future. As we grow, we are actively transforming our culture, investing in our employees and our ways of working, to build a bold, agile, inventive and inclusive business.

A summary of our most recent financial year can be found here

Our background

BBC Studios was created as a commercial production company in 2017.  It took its present form in 2018, with the merger of two existing BBC subsidiaries, bringing together the BBC’s award-winning former in-house production arm with 100 years of content-making experience, and BBC Worldwide, which oversaw the successful global distribution and exploitation of programmes and brands from the BBC, and many in the wider UK independent production sector.  

Further transformation followed in 2019, when BBC Studios became the sole owners of UKTV, and in 2021 the in-house content team for BBC Three and the commercial teams behind Global News and BBC.com joined the business. BBC Children’s Production joined in 2022, bringing Blue Peter and JoJo and GranGran into the fold.