BBC Studios and Lionsgate Television are joining forces to identify, co-develop and co-fund scripted formats and original IP for the U.S.
Under the first-look agreement, BBC Studios and Lionsgate TV will create original series and draw upon the numerous formats in the BBC catalog. The deal was arranged by Lionsgate TV Group Chairman Kevin Beggs and Group President Sandra Stern, as well as CEO Tim Davie and Matt Forde, the managing director of international production and formats, for BBC Studios.
Forde remarked: “BBC Studios productions are known for showcasing the best content with British DNA. We’re looking forward to this creative partnership with Lionsgate Television to more readily bring this to the U.S. audiences, and beyond.”
“We’re thrilled to partner with one of the largest and most respected content suppliers in the world,” added Beggs and Stern. “We’re incredibly excited by the opportunity to marshal our complementary resources and expertise to continue to bring the globally renowned BBC brand to the U.S. market.”