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London : February : BBC Studios Anna Mallett & Jabbar Sardar

21 February @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm


BBC Studios : Anna Mallett COO & Jabbar Sardar HR Director

The culture change journey

The BBC has been making television for more than half a century. BBC ‘in-house production’ has made some of the most popular and most enduring programmes of all time; programmes like EastEnders, Doctor Who, and Strictly Come Dancing. 

They were made by the BBC, for BBC audiences. 

In 2016, though, it was announced that BBC in-house production would launch as a new, wholly-owned commercial subsidiary of the BBC; it would launch as BBC Studios. 

 The trade off was that it would lose guarantees on being able to make programmes for the BBC – including some programmes it had always made – but it would now be able to make programmes for other broadcasters both here in the UK and around the world. And it would make them in an increasingly competitive, lightning-paced, commercial environment. 

The company needed to change to be able to survive and thrive in a new landscape – and change fast. 

And, since then, it has also been announced that – on its one-year anniversary – BBC Studios would merge with BBC Worldwide; bringing together the BBC’s television production and sales & distribution into one single commercial company: BBC Studios. 

Today we are joined by Anna Mallett, Chief Operating Officer of BBC Studios, and HR Director Jabbar Sardar to share with us how they did – and continue to do – just that… 

18:00 – 19:00 Networking, Drinks, Canapés
19:00 – 20:00 Speaker
20:00 – close Networking


21 February
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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