BBC Studios Social invites pitches for digital-first content


The past year has seen BBC Studios Social commission over 1,500 minutes of original content.

The commissioning team from BBC Studios Social has invited indies to pitch fresh, short-form concepts that extend and enrich existing IP, and reach new audiences on digital platforms.

The available production opportunities are online now and cover most of the top brands in the BBC Studios Social portfolio. On the Kids and Family side, commissioners are interested in food and fun family-related ideas for Bluey as well as playful activity-focused content for Hey Duggee. 

Youth-skewing ideas are welcomed for both Top Gear and the digital-first comedy channel Funny Parts.

On the factual and unscripted side, BBC Earth is looking for concepts that capture the splendour of nature in accessible formats for their new vertical channels and a spread of ideas across space, sustainability, and the human body.

In the past year, BBC Studios Social has commissioned over 1,500 minutes of original content across their portfolio including a series of stop-motion Hey Duggee adventures, and a range of celebrity-voiced Bluey Book Reads that have surpassed 16 million views since launch. 

Chris Allen, director of digital content development at BBC, said: “In an increasingly competitive and fast-maturing digital-first market, BBC Studios Social are committed to finding, developing, and partnering with the best independent producers and new talent globally.

“We love our world-class brands, and we’re super excited to share them with you to deliver new formats, new talent, and new ideas that are critical and commercial successes. Whether silly comedy sketches or a mind-bending science documentary, we hope this will be the start of some beautiful creative partnerships.”

Each brief is available as part of a video and accessible in text form. The submissions portal is open now and closes on Sunday 21 April 2024.

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