Tag Archives: BBC Studios

Hot Topic debuts innovative new retail programme for Doctor Who fans

In a first for a live-action television series, specialty retailer Hot Topic has partnered with BBC America and BBC Studios to offer Doctor Who fans exclusive T-shirt designs inspired by each week’s episode, immediately after it airs. The ground-breaking new initiative will act as just part of the retailer’s robust …

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A colour of magic: BBC Studios talks Bluey, Hey Duggee, His Dark Materials and Terry Pratchett

It’s with a great sense of betrayal to my own ambitions of a writing career that, sat opposite Rikesh Desai, BBC Studios’ licensing director, I am forced to admit to having read only one book by Terry Pratchett in my lifetime. Of the ‘at least 32 titles’ that the treasured …

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Dr Seuss Enterprises taps former BBC Studios exec for VP of global licensing role

Dr Seuss Enterprises has appointed a new vice president of global licensing, marketing and communications, in the shape of the former BBC Studios name, Julie Dill. Reporting directly to the company’s president, Dill will also serve as a member of Dr. Seuss Enterprises’ executive team, while overseeing the consumer products division …

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BBC Studios and LEGO partner on Top Gear LEGO Technic range

The LEGO Group has veered into a new partnership with BBC Studios to launch its first official LEGO Technic Top Gear set. The new launch is aimed at kids aged nine years old an upwards – and presumably their parents, too – and will launch globally in early 2020. Eloise …

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Stephen Davies named MD of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing

Stephen Davies has been appointed managing director of BBC Studios Consumer Products and Licensing in a move which brings together all of the BBC commercial subsidiary’s UK publishing and licensing businesses together for the first time. Davies is currently the director for live entertainment, music and motion gallery at BBC …

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BBC Studios partners with the Design Museum to launch exclusive Hey Duggee exhibition

BBC Studios is partnering with the Design Museum to celebrate the creativity behind CBeebies’ award-winning series Hey Duggee, launching a special exhibition called Designing Hey Duggee. The exhibition will run this October half term from the 25th to 28th, and will provide the chance to dive into the colourful world …

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Worlds collide as Clangers and Doctor Who launch new anniversary mash-up range

Coolabi Group has detailed an exclusive new partnership between its award-winning brand, Clangers, and BBC Studios’  sci-fi franchise Doctor Who, as part of Clangers’ 50th anniversary celebrations. The iconic British brands – and space-based adventurers – finally come together to launch the new DoppelClangers merchandise range, a series of iconic and quirky …

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BBC Studios, Oculus and Maze Theory launch feature-length Doctor Who VR game to Comic-Con goers

BBC Studios has partnered with Oculus to bring a new cinematic, feature-length Doctor Who VR videogame to San Diego Comic-Con. The game has been produced by the developers, Maze Theory. Fans attending the event will be the first in the US to play DoctorWho: The Edge of Time at the …

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BBC Studios eyes Hey Duggee growth in China with PPW partnership

Hey Duggee, the popular children’s TV series produced by BBC Studios, is expanding its international reach, having secured a new agent and licensee for Greater China in PPW Sports and Entertainment. The partnership – and plans for the Chinese market – was unveiled at the China-UK Economic and Financial Dialogue …

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