Skip to main content

BBC Studios

Building upon our 2018 landscape review on the BBC’s commercial activities, we are carrying out a value for money study examining whether the BBC is well placed to realise the strategic objectives of its commercial activities following the merger of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios.

Following an announcement in November 2017, the BBC merged the activities and governance of BBC Worldwide and BBC Studios Ltd in April 2018 under a single entity called BBC Studios, which united the BBC’s commercial distribution and production arms.

Our work will examine whether: the BBC’s decision to create the new BBC Studios is consistent with a clear overarching strategy for the BBC’s commercial activities; whether the BBC managed effectively the process of creating BBC Studios; and whether the BBC is well-placed to achieve the intended benefits from the creation of BBC Studios.