Acquisitions

To complement its original commissioned content, the BBC aims to bring the best international movies and programmes to its audiences and acquired programming is a significant and highly valued part of our output.

The Programme Acquisitions team buy and manage fiction such as series and feature films while factual programmes are acquired via the Factual Acquisitions team. Storyville acquires a small number of single narrative, character-driven theatrical feature documentaries per year. Entertainment and sport occasionally acquire ad hoc content.

 

Fiction acquisitions

The BBC Programme Acquisition team buy and manage acquired scripted fiction from around the world - feature films and international drama series and sitcoms (both English and foreign language) - for transmission on the BBC's television channels.

Recent series include The People v OJ Simpson: American Crime Story, Trapped and the third season of The Bridge. Recent feature films include Iron Man 3 and Brave and foreign language films include Love Is All You Need, and The Hunt

Distributors wishing to approach the BBC about potential acquisitions should email Sue Deeks with the details of the feature film or series, preferably including a screening link. Alternatively a DVD screener can be sent to Sue at:

Fiction Acquisitions
Zone A, Floor 7
BBC New Broadcasting House
Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA

 

Factual acquisitions

Factual acquire non-fiction programmes and single documentaries from the UK and around the world in order to specifically compliment an evening or season of the BBC’s own factual output. Programmes acquired cover a range of topics such as history, music, art and science.

Factual acquisition submissions should be sent to factualacqpropinbox@bbc.co.uk. Please enter the programme title into the subject box and send any DVDs accompanying submissions to: 

Factual Acquisitions
Zone A, Floor 7
BBC New Broadcasting House
Portland Place
London
W1A 1AA

 

Storyville

Storyville acquire completed single documentary films, details of what we look for and how to submit can be found on the Storyville commissioning page.

 

CBBC and CBeebies acquisitions

Visit the Children's acquisitions page to find out more. 

 

 

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