BBC Studios and beIN Media Group have extended their collaboration to explore opportunities for the co-development, co-production and distribution of content in Qatar, the Middle East and Turkey.
The agreement is slated to run for an initial three-year term. The companies aim to find opportunities for the development and/or production of content, while exploring the acquisition of additional BBC Studios digital content by beIN to complement the current BBC programming on beIN’s platforms. They will also explore investment in content production and collaborate on knowledge exchange and media business development opportunities in Qatar.
Paul Dempsey, the president of global markets at BBC Studios, said: “This MOU builds on BBC Studios’ successful existing partnership with beIN Media Group and stands to bring our expertise in development and production to an even wider international audience. It further demonstrates our commitment to working with partners globally to create world-class programs.”
Yousef Al-Obaidly, the deputy CEO of beIN Media Group, added: “We are incredibly excited about furthering our trusted partnership with BBC Studios. This memorandum of understanding establishes a new milestone of cultural collaboration between our organizations, bringing together two of the strongest global entertainment brands to deliver stand-out original content, cutting-edge innovation and—ultimately—more value to our customers. We are also delighted to support BBC Studios’ intention to explore broader business opportunities together with beIN Media Group in Qatar.”