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BBC to Cut 500 Jobs as Financial Deficit Grows

23 July 2024 at 12:32
The BBC has revealed plans to reduce its workforce by 500 full-time positions over the coming two years as the broadcaster’s annual report displays evidence of financial difficulties. The BBC said that it was “becoming a leaner, more agile organization,” and was “accelerating our digital-first approach to reach audiences where they are.” It also noted […]

BBC Commercial Reports Dip in Sales and Earnings Amid Market Challenges

23 July 2024 at 11:00
BBC Commercial, the revenue-generating arm of the British Broadcasting Corporation, has revealed a dip in sales and earnings for the 2023/24 fiscal year. The sales of £1.9 billion ($2.4 billion) and EBITDA (Earnings Before Interest, Taxes, Depreciation and Amortization) of £199 million ($256.5 million) represent a decrease from the previous year’s £2.1 billion in sales […]

‘The Jetty’ Star Jenna Coleman on Ember’s Murky Past and That Shocking Twist: ‘The Ending Used to Be Extremely Different’

19 July 2024 at 10:14
SPOILER ALERT: This story contains major spoilers for “The Jetty,” now streaming on iPlayer in the U.K. In new BBC drama “The Jetty” Jenna Coleman (“Doctor Who,” “The Sandman”) plays Detective Ember Manning, whose investigation into an abused teenager sets her onto a cold case relating to another missing teen, Amy Knightly, who disappeared some […]

All3Media’s BBC-Amazon Hit Series ‘Boat Story’ Set for Indian Adaptation by Locomotive Global (EXCLUSIVE)

18 July 2024 at 06:01
All3Media International’s thriller “Boat Story,” originally commissioned by BBC One and Amazon Freevee, is heading to India. Mumbai-based Locomotive Global Media has acquired the exclusive rights to adapt the series for the Indian market. The 6×60′ thriller, which debuted in 2023, was written by Harry and Jack Williams and produced by Two Brothers Pictures in […]

Billie Eilish to Read CBeebies Bedtime Story – Global Bulletin

15 July 2024 at 09:12
BILLIE’S BEDTIME STORY Multi-award-winning singer-songwriter Billie Eilish is joining the roster of celebrity readers for the CBeebies Bedtime Story slot on BBC pre-school network CBeebies. Eilish will read “This Moose Belongs to Me” by author and illustrator Oliver Jeffers. The story follows Wilfred, a young boy who believes he owns a moose named Marcel. Eilish introduces the […]

‘Made in Korea: The K-Pop Experience’ Bootcamp Reality Show Snapped Up by the BBC

11 July 2024 at 11:01
“Made in Korea: The K-Pop Experience” has been snapped up by the BBC for U.K. audiences. The six-part series will follow five U.K. contestants as they’re flown to South Korea and put through a rigorous 100-day K-pop training course in the hope of emerging as the world’s biggest new boy band. “Cameras go behind closed […]

France Televisions Boards BBC’s ‘Zelensky’ Docuseries (EXCLUSIVE)

11 July 2024 at 08:30
France TV have inked a production deal with Fremantle to board BBC docuseries “Zelensky” (working title). The documentary series, from Fremantle’s 72 Films, is being made in collaboration with The Open University and includes interviews with both the Ukrainian leader and his wife as well as on-the-ground footage as Ukraine battles to maintain independence in […]