About BBC Studios

Taking ideas from thought to screen

Part of the BBC Group, BBC Studios is a growing commercial business with £2.1bn in revenue in 2022/23.

We make award-winning, 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 selling programmes around the world, partnering in channels and streaming services both in the UK and internationally, licensing formats and brands, creating consumer products, live events and much more.

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.

We support the BBC’s licence fee with investment in programmes, and cash dividends paid from our profits: we receive no public funds. We operate in every major market, with bases in 18 countries and employs around 3,500 people worldwide.

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.

More details on our most recent financial year can be found within the BBC Group Annual Report 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 & Gran Gran into the fold.

What is BBC Studios?

Find out more about us in this short video.