BBC Studios, SVT Strike Factual Content Deal


BBC Studios has licensed over 280 hours of factual content to Sweden’s SVT.

The agreement will see a raft of BBC Studios’ content reach SVT channels and services, including SVT1, SVT2, Knowledge Channel and SVT Play, covering a range of natural history, science, history and factual entertainment programming.

Titles include seasons one through eight of Life Below Zero and seasons one through seven of Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle, along with BBC Studios Natural History Unit’s Mammals and Attenborough and the Jurassic Sea Monster.

Historical documentaries include Secrets & Spies: A Nuclear Story and Julius Caesar: The Making of a Dictator.

Landmark science series Earth tells the four-billion-year story of the planet, and factual entertainment show Amanda and Alan’s Italian Job sees the hosts bring crumbling Italian homes back to life.

Chris Kinsman, senior VP of factual for EMEA at BBC Studios, said: “I am delighted to continue our long-standing partnership with SVT through this new agreement. With an extensive range of factual content, from documentaries and factual entertainment to natural history landmarks, this marks our biggest factual content deal with SVT to date. I can’t wait for their audiences to discover our broad range of high quality factual programming across SVT’s services this year.”

Mikael Österby, head of factual acquisitions at SVT, added: “In this ever-changing world of on-demand viewing, it is important to have a partner we can trust. This deal with BBC Studios cements our long-standing relationship, providing our audiences with high quality factual shows. At SVT we see that there is a great demand for premium factual—both for binge watching many episodes with series such as Life Below Zero and Where the Wild Men Are with Ben Fogle, as well as cherry picking specialist factual programming, including Mammals and Earth. I am excited for SVT audiences to explore and enjoy BBC Studios’ award-winning factual content.”