BBC Sport is a division within the BBC. BBC Sport produces and, in conjunction with the network TV channels, Radio stations and Online, creates and broadcasts a range of live sport, highlights and related content.
BBC Sport buys sports rights and is responsible for the production of programming around those rights, either in-house or through an Independent Production company. Contracts for the latter are typically offered as a package across several years and are often significant, both in terms of hours and length of contract. The key factors that drive the selection of a supplier include strength of creative proposition, relevant skills base, experience and value for money.
Following a competitive tender process, BBC Sport appointed
Details of upcoming tenders will be provided here.
A further area of sports-related content is the Inside Sport strand, where independent production companies may pitch ideas for standalone sports-based documentary programmes via the BBC's e-commissioning system to Carl Doran.
Inside Sport is a BBC Sport strand that has produced high profile documentaries around major sporting events and sporting personalities ranging from Seve Ballesteros to Princess Anne as well as tackling a number of big issues in sport like homosexuality and depression. See an overview of some of the Inside Sport programmes broadcast in the last few years.
All other programming ideas that fall under BBC Sport's remit should be submitted via the BBC's e-commissioning system. Commissioning for factual, entertainment or other cross-genre programming around sports or sports events is managed by the relevant Commissioners / Controllers of the genres.
BBC Sport has recently commissioned three independent production companies from across the North of England to produce sport documentaries for the BBC, as part of the series of BBC North Kicker Fund initiatives. See the press release on the BBC Sport site.
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