Nick Betts is the Director of Scripted for BBC Studios, the BBC’s commercial production arm that creates many of the UK's most successful shows, including Doctor Who, Strictly Come Dancing, EastEnders and Planet Earth II.
Nick leads BBC Studios’ Scripted teams, working with the creative leads, production management and business teams to deliver and grow its world-class drama and comedy content.
Nick reports directly to Mark Linsey, the Director of BBC Studios and is a member of the BBC's wider Leadership Group.
Nick has a wealth of commercial and business experience in the TV sector. He was previously the BBC’s Controller of Business for Drama, Films and Acquisitions, Managing Director, responsible for all business activities across drama, films and acquisitions from production management through to business affairs and commercial strategy, working with both independent production companies and BBC production.
Prior to this, he was Managing Director of NBC Universal Global Channels, UK and Northern Europe and Commercial Director and Head of Channel Management at UKTV. Nick started his BBC career in News and Current Affairs before heading up UK and Ireland Television for BBC Worldwide.
BBC Studios is a £400 million business with around 1600 staff. It launched as a commercial business in April 2017, able to make programmes for other UK and international broadcasters as well as the BBC, to support the BBC’s public service mission and generate financial returns for licence fee payers. With bases across the nations and regions of the UK, BBC Studios reflects and represents diverse voices and creative talent from all around the country. From big global brands like Doctor Who and Silent Witness and highly acclaimed reputational dramas like War and Peace, Rillington Place and Three Girls to hugely popular comedies and radio comedies like Mrs Brown’s Boys, W1A, News Quiz and Just A Minute, BBC Studios drama and comedy are renowned for their quality and loved by audiences in the UK and around the globe. Its award-winning continuing dramas like EastEnders, Casualty and Holby City bring together audiences of more than 8 million daily and play an important role in developing new diverse creative talent and the next generation of writers, directors and actors.
Salary and total remuneration
Total remuneration: £240,000
This information is correct as of March 2017.
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Nick Betts had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2014-15
Nick Betts had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2013-14
Nick Betts had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2013-14
Nick Betts had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2013-14
Nick Betts had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q1 2113-14
Nick Betts had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q4 2012-13
Nick Betts had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q3 2012-13
Nick Betts had no gifts or hospitality to declare in Q2 2012-13
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