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Find the latest commissioning steers by genre for BBC iPlayer.
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Comedy on BBC iPlayer
Our focus for BBC iPlayer is on Comedy Feeds for BBC Three: bold, experimental long-form pilots which push the boundaries for Comedy as a genre, creatively exploit the online platform and showcase new UK talent (both on and off-screen). We commission between seven to nine pilots per year and we invite submissions once a year.
Drama on BBC iPlayer
For established or returning Drama series, we want to commission exclusive episodes for BBC iPlayer or Red Button that heighten audiences’ excitement for the return of the series on TV. We’ll be looking to commission three to five pieces like this per year. Episodes need to feature key onscreen talent from the TV series.
BBC iPlayer and Red Button episodes offer Writers an opportunity to break open the story world in an original way for fans. Episodes can be of any duration.
Entertainment on BBC iPlayer
Our primary focus is Saturday night, BBC One and we’re excited by ideas that use BBC iPlayer, Red Button, online and social media to bring the nation together. We want ideas that really appeal to broad audiences, making shows as big and inclusive as they can be.
Factual on BBC iPlayer
We want to commission topical content for BBC iPlayer around festivals, events and exhibitions that reflect the culture of Britain and support the BBC’s wider Arts strategy.
We want to commission Red Button content around Factual programme events such as Autumnwatch, Springwatch and Winterwatch and the Chelsea Flower Show to increase their scale and ambition and offer audiences unlimited access to the fullness of the event, beyond broadcast.
For BBC Four we’re looking to drive impact and enrich seasons of programmes on the channel with exclusive archive Collections on BBC iPlayer.
Tony Hall is today announcing changes to the structure and organisation of the BBC that will make it simpler, leaner and more effective for the future.
A season of compelling, untold stories revealing a glimpse of life as a young, disabled person will air on BBC Three this summer including the factual drama Don’t Take My Baby and The World’s Worst Place To Be Disabled?, presented by the disabled journalist Sophie Morgan.
BBC Bitesize is commissioning a series of short videos to complement existing content around a number of topic areas.
This year, Brian Pern celebrates 45 years in prog rock and roll.
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